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Author Adelaar, Willem F. H.

Title The languages of the Andes / Willem F.H. Adelaar with the collaboration of Pieter C. Muysken
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 718 pages) : maps
Series Cambridge language surveys
Cambridge language surveys.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Tables; Maps; Preface; Orthographic Conventions; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction; 2 The Chibcha Sphere; 3 The Inca Sphere; 4 The languages of the eastern slopes; 5 The Araucanian Sphere; 6 The languages of Tierra del Fuego; 7 The Spanish presence; Appendix Inventory of languages and language families of the Andean region; References; Author Index; Index of Languages and Ethnic Groups; Subject Index
Summary The Andean and Pacific regions of South America are home to a remarkable variety of languages and language families, with a range of typological differences. This is the first book to document the region's indigenous languages in a single volume, providing both historical and contemporary information and detailed grammatical sketches
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 625-680) and index
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Subject Indians of South America -- Andes Region -- Languages.
South America -- Languages.
Form Electronic book
Author Muysken, Pieter.
LC no. 2003055815
ISBN 0511210507
0511212275
0511215878 (electronic bk.)
0511486855 (electronic bk.)
052136275X (hardback)
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9780511210501
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9780511215872 (electronic bk.)
9780511486852 (electronic bk.)
9780521362757 (hardback)
9786610516223
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