* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 16.3390

Mon Nov 28 2005

Books: Language Description, Cholón: Alexander-Bakkerus

Editor for this issue: Megan Zdrojkowski <meganlinguistlist.org>


Links to the websites of all LINGUIST's supporting publishers are available at the end of this issue.
Directory
        1.    K. van den Heuvel, Eighteenth-Century Cholón: Alexander-Bakkerus


Message 1: Eighteenth-Century Cholón: Alexander-Bakkerus
Date: 23-Nov-2005
From: K. van den Heuvel <lotlet.uu.nl>
Subject: Eighteenth-Century Cholón: Alexander-Bakkerus


Title: Eighteenth-Century Cholón
Series Title: LOT Dissertation Series 120
Published: 2005
Publisher: Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic
                http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

Book URL: http://www.lotpublications.nl/index3.html

Author: A. Alexander-Bakkerus, Leiden Center for Linguistics (ULCL)
Electronic: ISBN: 9076864861 Pages: 533 Price: U.S. $ free
Paperback: ISBN: 9076864861 Pages: 533 Price: Europe EURO 43.02
Abstract:

The main purpose of this book is to give a description of the Cholón
language as represented in the 'Arte de la lengua cholona (ALC)', a
colonial grammar written in 1748 by a Franciscan friar, named Pedro de la
Mata. The 'ALC' is kept in the British Library in London. Nowadays, the
Cholón language is probably extinct. It was spoken in North Peru in the
valley of the Huallaga river. Cholón formed a small language family
together with the neighbouring language Híbito.

The description of eighteenth-century Cholón, the linguistic part of the
book, is preceded by a description of secondary sources and of theories
about genetic relations (chapter 1), by an ethnohistorical sketch (chapter
2), and by an analysis of the manuscript (chapter 3).

The linguistic part starts with an analysis of the orthography used in the
'ALC' and of the observations about certain sounds, in order to reconstruct
a tentative sound system (chapter 4). Chapter 5 deals with morphonology. In
this chapter attention is paid to syllable structure, to phenomena like
vowel suppression and harmonization, and to stem-initial consonant changes.
Nominal and verbal morphosyntax are discussed in chapters 6 and 7,
respectively. Cholón is an agglutinative language. Besides nouns and verbs,
which are the most important word categories, Cholón has a small class of
adverbs (chapter 8) and interjections (chapter 9). In chapter 10 discourse
markers, such as question and exclamation markers, are treated. Chapter 11
is dedicated to the negation. In chapter 12, a survey of the different
subordinate clauses is given. The linguistic part ends with a lexicon.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Language Description
                            Typology

Subject Language(s): Cholón (cht)

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=17360


-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------
Blackwell Publishing http://www.blackwellpublishing.com
Cambridge University Press http://us.cambridge.org
Cascadilla Press http://www.cascadilla.com/
Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd http://www.continuumbooks.com
Edinburgh University Press http://www.eup.ed.ac.uk/
Elsevier Ltd. http://www.elsevier.com/linguistics
Equinox Publishing Ltd. http://www.equinoxpub.com/
Georgetown University Press http://www.press.georgetown.edu
Hodder Arnold http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk
John Benjamins http://www.benjamins.com/
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates http://www.erlbaum.com/
Lincom GmbH http://www.lincom.at
MIT Press http://mitpress.mit.edu/
Mouton de Gruyter http://www.mouton-publishers.com
Oxford University Press http://www.oup.com/us
Rodopi http://www.rodopi.nl/
Routledge (Taylor and Francis) http://www.routledge.com/
Springer http://www.springeronline.com

---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------
Anthropological Linguistics http://www.indiana.edu/~anthling/
CSLI Publications http://cslipublications.stanford.edu/
Graduate Linguistic Students' Assoc. Umass http://glsa.hypermart.net/
International Pragmatics Assoc. http://ipra-www.uia.ac.be/ipra/
Kingston Press Ltd http://www.kingstonpress.com/
MIT Working Papers in Linguistics http://web.mit.edu/mitwpl/
Multilingual Matters http://www.multilingual-matters.com/
Pacific Linguistics http://pacling.anu.edu.au/
Palgrave Macmillan http://www.palgrave.com
SIL International http://www.ethnologue.com/bookstore.asp
St. Jerome Publishing Ltd. http://www.stjerome.co.uk
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics / LOT Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistic http://www-uilots.let.uu.nl/

 






Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue




Please report any bad links or misclassified data

LINGUIST Homepage | Read LINGUIST | Contact us

NSF Logo

While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.