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languages. On the other hand, the processes of language shifts were possible at small group (e.g. family) level as well as at individual level. The analysis of Mrkovići kinship terminology presented in the article allows us to observe how the two main mechanisms of contact-induced language change developed
Atong is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Northeast India and Bangladesh. Seino van Breugel provides a deep and thorough coverage and analysis of all major areas of the grammar, which makes this book of great interest and value to general linguists and typologists as well as area specialists. Alongside an Atong-English dictionary and five fully-glossed Atong texts recorded during extensive fieldwork, this work also provides a sizable ethnolinguistic introduction to the speakers and their culture. Of particular interest is the pragmatic approach taken for the grammatical analysis. Whereas the form of an utterance provides some clue as to its possible meaning, inference is always needed to arrive at the most relevant interpretation within the context in which the utterance occurs.
"This is a very important book for South Asian and Sino-Tibetan linguistic scholarship. Of the 200 languages of Northeast India, only a handful have been documented; the present work brings the number of full-scale modern grammars for these languages to six. Thus it represents a unique and extremely valuable contribution." Professor Scott DeLancey
University of Oregon
"This is a solid academic work which makes a huge contribution to the field. There is no other detailed account of this particular language, and it is highly doubtful that anyone will write something more comprehensive in the future." Dr Willem de Reuse
University of North Texas
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empirical topics surrounding multimodality and multilingualism from a novel and innovative point of view. The anthology’s structure consists of an introduction, and two themed parts presenting a total of thirteen papers. In the short introduction, the editors outline the central concepts of the issue. After
. In doing so, this study is an answer to a call by Ross (2013: 37) for more synchronically informed variationist studies “if we are to understand how contact-induced change takes place in small scale societies”. Furthermore, the study of agreement prefixes presented in this paper gives an insight into
specific definition for codeswitching in one of the models that she presented, namely the Matrix Language Frame Model, defining codeswitching as “the selection by bilinguals or multilinguals of forms from an embedded variety (or varieties) in utterances of a matrix variety during the same conversation
Winner of the 2015 Kenneth L. Hale Award! A Grammar of the Great Andamanese Language is the first-ever detailed and exhaustive account of Great Andamanese, a moribund language spoken on the Andamanese Islands belonging to India in the Bay of Bengal. This important documentation covers all major areas of the grammar of Great Andamanese and gives us a first detailed look at this unique language, which is on the verge of extinction. Of particular interest here is the discussion of the body division class markers which play an important role throughout much of the grammar and which are documented in this volume for the first time. The volume will be of interest for general linguists from the fields of linguistic typology and areal linguistics as well as those interested in South Asian languages in general.
regarded to be grammatical, they should not occur in Media Lengua. Thus, mixed languages such as Media Lengua, even though they remain to the present day largely understudied, may be particularly suitable to refine linguistic theories due to their extraordinary linguistic profile (see also Lipski, 2016
the presence of just two shallow but widespread language families with intimately linked histories, Quechuan and Aymaran. The main aim of this article is to demonstrate that the Central Andes as just defined were probably originally more typologically diverse than the present-day dominance of Quechuan