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Title: Language Description, History and Development
Subtitle: Linguistic indulgence in memory of Terry Crowley
Edited By: Jeff Siegel
John Lynch
Diana Eades
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CLL%2030
Series Title: Creole Language Library 30
Description:

This volume in memory of Terry Crowley covers a wide range of languages:
Australian, Oceanic, Pidgins and Creoles, and varieties of English. Part I,
Linguistic Description and Typology, includes chapters on topics such as
complex predicates and verb serialization, noun incorporation, possessive
classifiers, diphthongs, accent patterns, modals in Australian English and
directional terms in atoll-based languages. Part II, Historical Linguistics
and Linguistic History, ranges from the reconstruction of Australian
languages, to reflexes of Proto-Oceanic, to the lexicon of early Melanesian
Pidgin. Part III, Language Development and Linguistic Applications,
comprises studies of lexicography, language in education, and language
endangerment and language revival, spanning the Pacific from South
Australia and New Zealand to Melanesia and on to Colombia. The volume will
whet the appetite of anyone interested in the latest linguistic research in
this richly multilingual part of the globe.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Typology
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027252521
ISBN-13: 9789027252524
Pages: 529
Prices: U.S. $ 176.00
Europe EURO 130.00