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Title: Variations on Polysynthesis
Subtitle: The Eskaleut languages
Edited By: Marc-Antoine Mahieu
Nicole Tersis
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=TSL%2086
Series Title: Typological Studies in Language 86
Description:

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.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Pragmatics
Typology
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ISBN: 9027206678
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027206678
ISBN-13: 9789027206671
Prices: Europe EURO 110.00
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN:
ISBN-13: 9789027289377
Prices: U.S. $ 165.00