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Title: Fifty Years in Brazil: A Sampler of SIL Work 1958-2008
Edited By: Mary Ruth Wise
Robert A Dooley
Isabel Murphy

Samples of the products of fifty years of SIL International’s work in
Brazil range from material which is out-of-print to articles which are
available now for the first time in this volume. The contributions include:

*Language typology: first documentation of a language with OSV basic word order
*Analysis of the lexical structure of paragraphs
*Application of discourse analysis to translation
*An autosegmental analysis of pre-stopped nasals
*A bilingual dictionary with entries culturally contextualized
*Documentation of a moribund language
*Description of marriage and residence patterns of an ethnic group five
years after ongoing contact with the outside world
*Comparative linguistics
*Excerpts from a Portuguese phonological analysis textbook
*Description and analysis of traditional knowledge transmission and the
impact of formal education in an ethnic group

Note: Approximately half of the book is in Portuguese. All chapters except
the bibliography include both an English and a Portuguese introduction by
the editors.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: SIL International Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1556712200
ISBN-13: 9781556712203
Pages: 415
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