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LINGUIST List 22.1993

Sun May 08 2011

Books: Typology/Syntax/Anthropological Ling: Gijn, Haude, Muysken (Eds)

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        1.     Paul Peranteau , Subordination in Native South American Languages: Gijn, Haude, Muysken (Eds)

Message 1: Subordination in Native South American Languages: Gijn, Haude, Muysken (Eds)
Date: 06-May-2011
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Subordination in Native South American Languages: Gijn, Haude, Muysken (Eds)
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Title: Subordination in Native South American Languages
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 97
Published: 2011
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=TSL%2097

Editor: Rik van Gijn
Editor: Katharina Haude
Editor: Pieter Muysken
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287090 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027287090 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206787 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206787 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027206787 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Abstract:

In terms of its linguistic and cultural make-up, the continent of South America
provides linguists and anthropologists with a complex puzzle of language
diversity. The continent teems with small language families and isolates, and
even languages spoken in adjacent areas can be typologically vastly different
from each other. This volume intends to provide a taste of the linguistic diversity
found in South America within the area of clause subordination. The potential
variety in the strategies that languages can use to encode subordinate events is
enormous, yet there are clearly dominant patterns to be discerned: switch
reference marking, clause chaining, nominalization, and verb serialization. The
book also contributes to the continuing debate on the nature of syntactic
complexity, as evidenced in subordination.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Language Documentation
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng )

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