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Title: Missionary Linguistics III / Lingüística misionera III
Subtitle: Morphology and Syntax. Selected papers from the Third and Fourth International Conferences on Missionary Linguistics, Hong Kong/Macau, 12–15 March 2005, Valladolid, 8-11 March 2006
Edited By: Otto Zwartjes
Gregory James
Emilio Ridruejo
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=SiHoLS%20111
Series Title: Studies in the History of the Language Sciences 111
Description:

This third volume on Missionary Linguistics focuses on morphology and
syntax. It contains a selection of papers derived from the international
conferences on missionary linguistics held in Hong Kong/Macau and
Valladolid. As with the previous two volumes (2004, on general issues, and
2005, on orthography and phonology), this volume looks at methodology and
descriptive techniques from a historical point of view, offering articles
of interest to historiographers of linguistics, typologists, and
descriptive linguists. It presents research into languages such as Tarasco
(Pur’épecha), Massachusett, Nahuatl, Conivo, Sipibo, Guaraní, Vietnamese,
Tamil, Southern Min Chinese dialects, Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Tagalog and
other Austronesian languages, such as Yapese and Chamorro.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Syntax
Typology
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027246025
ISBN-13: 9789027246028
Prices: Europe EURO 120.00
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