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LINGUIST List 20.1817

Sun May 10 2009

Books: Typology/Morphology/Pragmatics: Mahieu, Tersis (Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Variations on Polysynthesis: Mahieu, Tersis (Eds)

Message 1: Variations on Polysynthesis: Mahieu, Tersis (Eds)
Date: 10-May-2009
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Variations on Polysynthesis: Mahieu, Tersis (Eds)
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Title: Variations on Polysynthesis
Subtitle: The Eskaleut languages
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 86
Published: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=TSL%2086

Editor: Marc-Antoine Mahieu
Editor: Nicole Tersis
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289377 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027289377 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206671 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 110.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206671 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 165.00

This work is comprised of a set of papers focussing on the extreme
polysynthetic nature of the Eskaleut languages which are spoken over the
vast area stretching from Far Eastern Siberia, on through the Aleutian
Islands, Alaska, and Canada, as far as Greenland. The aim of the book is to
situate the Eskaleut languages typologically in general linguistic terms,
particularly with regard to polysynthesis. The degree of variation from
more to less polysynthesis is evaluated within Eskaleut (Inuit-Yupik vs.
Aleut), even in previously insufficiently explored domains such as
pragmatics and use in context - including language contact and learning
situations - and over typologically related language families such as
Athabascan, Chukotko-Kamchatkan, Iroquoian, Uralic, and Wakashan.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Written In: English (eng )

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