LINGUIST List 12.1995

Thu Aug 9 2001

Books: Native North American Languages

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  1. Joyce Reid, The Languages of Native North America by Marianne Mithun

Message 1: The Languages of Native North America by Marianne Mithun

Date: 06 Aug 2001 11:36:19 +0800
From: Joyce Reid <>
Subject: The Languages of Native North America by Marianne Mithun

The Languages of Native North America
Marianne Mithun, University of California, Santa Barbara

Now in Paperback...

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.


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.

Cambridge Language Surveys

2001/795 pp./12 maps
0-521-29875-X/Pb/List: $29.95
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