Editor: Mary Ruth Wise
Editor: Robert A. Dooley
Editor: Isabel Murphy
Paperback: ISBN: 9781556712203 Pages: 415 Price: U.S. $ 40.00
Samples of the products of fifty years of SIL International's work in Brazil range from material which is out-of-print to articles which are available now for the first time in this volume. The contributions include:
*Language typology: first documentation of a language with OSV basic word order *Analysis of the lexical structure of paragraphs *Application of discourse analysis to translation *An autosegmental analysis of pre-stopped nasals *A bilingual dictionary with entries culturally contextualized *Documentation of a moribund language *Description of marriage and residence patterns of an ethnic group five years after ongoing contact with the outside world *Comparative linguistics *Excerpts from a Portuguese phonological analysis textbook *Description and analysis of traditional knowledge transmission and the impact of formal education in an ethnic group
Note: Approximately half of the book is in Portuguese. All chapters except the bibliography include both an English and a Portuguese introduction by the editors.