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Title: The Languages of the Andes
Written By: Willem Adelaar
Pieter C. Muysken
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=052136275X
Series Title: Cambridge Language Surveys
Description:

The Andean and Pacific regions of South America are home to a remarkable
variety of languages and language families, with a range of typological
differences. Documenting the indigenous languages of this region, as well
as of adjacent areas, Willem Andelaar and Pieter Muysken provide historical
as well as contemporary information about the languages of the Andes.
Illustrated with detailed grammatical sketches, their book will be a
valuable resource for students and scholars of linguistics and anthropology.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Arawakan
Aymaran
Quechuan
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 052136275X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 744
Prices: U.S. $ $120.00