The Languages of Native North America / Edition 1

The Languages of Native North America / Edition 1

by Marianne Mithun
     
 

ISBN-10: 052129875X

ISBN-13: 9780521298759

Pub. Date: 07/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the native North American languages. These several hundred languages show tremendous genetic and typological diversity, and offer numerous challenges to current linguistic theory. The book includes an overview of their special characteristics, descriptions of special styles, a catalog of the languages that…  See more details below

Overview

This book is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the native North American languages. These several hundred languages show tremendous genetic and typological diversity, and offer numerous challenges to current linguistic theory. The book includes an overview of their special characteristics, descriptions of special styles, a catalog of the languages that details their locations, genetic affiliations, number of speakers, and major structural features, and lists published material on them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521298759
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Series:
Cambridge Language Surveys Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
773
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.57(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. The Nature of the Languages: 1. Sounds and sound patterns; 2. Words; 3. Grammatical categories; 4. Sentences; 5. Special language; Part II. Catalogue of Languages: 6. Relations among the languages; 7. Catalogue.

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