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Journal Title: Anthropological Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   55/1
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Linguistic Archaeology, Kinship Terms, and Language Contact in Suriname
Robert Borges

The Quichua System of Beliefs about Language Acquisition and Social Use: Cultural Resilience in Quichua-Spanish Contact
Lise Bouchard

The Pragmatics of Prophet-Praise Formulas in Jordan
Fathi Migdadi and Muhammad A. Badarneh

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Nominalization in Asian Languages: Diachronic and Typological Perspectives ed. by Foong Ha Yap, Karen Hårsta-Grunow, Janick Wrona (review)
David Bradley

Calunga and the Legacy of an African Language in Brazil by Steven Byrd (review)
Laura Álvarez López

The Past Tenses of the Mongolian Verb: Meaning and Use by Robert L. Binnick (review)
György Kara
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Language Family(ies): Suriname
Spanish-Quechua
 
LL Issue: 24.5246