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Title: Language Endangerment and Endangered Languages
Subtitle: Linguistic and Anthropological Studies with Special Emphasis on the Languages and Cultures of the Andean-Amazonian Border Area
Written By: Leo Wetzels
Series Title: Indigenous Languages of Latin America (ILLA), vol 5

The first part, Language Endangerment and Endangered Languages, deals with
issues related to language endangerment and the problems linguists and
other researchers encounter when documenting these languages, both in
general terms and with an eye on the Andean/Amazonian situation.

The second part, Specific Studies: Languages and Cultures of the
Andean-Amazonian Border Area, contains three sections. The first deals with
topics that relate to the Maku peoples and languages of Brazil (Eastern
Maku) and Colombia (Western Maku). The second section features papers that
address anthropological and grammatical issues concerning the Nambikwara
peoples and languages (Brazil). The third section discusses various other
languages in the Andean / Amazonian border area.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: CNWS Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
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