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Title: Manual de las lenguas indígenas sudamericanas I & II/ Handbook of South-American Indian Languages
Written By: Alain Fabre
Series Title: LINCOM Handbooks in Linguistics 04

The handbook presents data about 428 contemporary indigenous languages/ethnic groups of South and Central America from onduras to
Tierra del Fuego, in the form of dictionary entries arranged according to linguistic groups. After an introduction discussing problems of linguistic grouping and ethnic status of population groups follows a general bibliography of more than 4500 titles, general maps of the countries mentioned, a cross-referenced index of about 3200 names of ethnic groups/subgroups, languages, and varieties. Each entry of the dictionary contains: (1) precise geographical locations, (2) name(s) under which the ethnolinguistic groups are known in the literature, including some considered nowadays obsolete but found in older sources, (3) own name(s) whenever known, (4) number of speakers of the language and/or ethnic group, (5) bibliography of the group, including ethnology, linguistics, ethnohistory and legal rights, (6) observations concerning ethnohistory, linguistic and/or ethnical grouping, including many moot points and first hand observations obtained in personal communications from experienced field workers, anthropologists and linguists. [written in Spanish].

El libro incluye datos acerca de 428 grupos étnicos/lingüísticos indígenas sudamericanos actuales, desde Honduras hasta Tierra del
Fuego, en forma entradas ordenadas por familias lingüísticas. Después de una introducción en la se discuten brevemente problemas de pertenencia lingüística y étnica de las poblaciones referidas sigue una bibliografía general de unas 4500 entradas, mapas de los países con población indígena, un índice con referencias cruzadas de unos
3200 nombres de grupos y subgrupos lingüísticos y étnicos. Cada entrada del diccionario contiene (1) localización geográfica detallada, (2) nombre(s) del grupo y subgrupos cuando se conoce, (4) número de hablantes y/o de los integrantes del grupo étnico, (5) bibliografía de la población presentada con temas de etnología, lingüística, ethnohistoria y derechos humanos, (6) obserservaciones diversas elativas a la etnohistoria, subdivisiones étnicas y/o lingüísticas, hacíendo hincapié en numerosos puntos debatidos que aparecen en la literatura referente al grupo étnico, así como datos de primera mano obtenidos en comunicaciones particulares con antropólogos y lingüistas con sólida experiencia en el terreno.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3895862029
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 667
Prices: USD 86 / 76.50 / £ 56

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3895862020
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 672
Prices: USD 86 / 76.50 / £ 56