This peer-reviewed book series offers an international forum for high-quality scholarly studies on the indigenous languages of South, Central and North America, including the Arctic. Around 1,000 genealogically and typologically very diverse languages are spoken in this immense region. Due to ecological and cultural pressure this treasure trove of languages is often highly endangered with extinction, hence the urgency of its preservation and study. The publications in this series will concern both descriptive and analytical work on American indigenous languages, and include handbooks, language surveys, grammatical descriptions and theoretical, historical, areal and typological monographs or particularly well-organized edited volumes with a central theme. Even though the scope of the series is international, authors are encouraged to write in English to reach as large as possible a readership.
Brill's Studies in the Indigenous Languages of the Americas
Thomas E. Payne & Doris L. Payne, University of Oregon
Panare, also known as E'ñapa Woromaipu, is a seriously endangered Cariban language spoken by about 3,500 people in Central Venezuela. A Typological Grammar of Panare by Thomas E. Payne and Doris L. Payne, is a full length linguistic grammar, written from a modern functional/typological perspective.
Josh Holden, Université de Montréal
In Benasní – I Remember, Josh Holden presents autobiographical narratives about cultural change from twelve Dene Sųłiné elders in Saskatchewan, Canada. The Dene texts are accompanied by an innovative interlinear translation that distinguishes morphology from etymology, and a morphological sketch.
Edited by Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, Cairns Institute, James Cook University, and Pieter C. Muysken, Radboud University Nijmegen, with the assistance of Joshua Birchall
This book surveys multi-verb constructions in multiple languages from the Americas, showing a very rich tapestry of typologically unusual constructions, including serial verbs, auxiliaries, co-verbs, phasal verbs. Where possible, a diachronic perspectrive is offered.
Edited by Eithne B. Carlin, Leiden University, and Simon van de Kerke, Leiden University
This book offers a state of the art overview of current linguistic and archaeological research from the Caribbean and Meso America, through Amazonia and the Andes to Argentina, ranging from historical comparative through descriptive and socio-linguistics to new discoveries in archaeological ...
Kaoru Kiyosawa and Donna B. Gerdts, Simon Fraser University
This book offers a comprehensive view of the morphology, syntax, and semantics of applicative constructions in Salish, a language family of northwestern North America. The historical development and discourse function of applicatives are elucidated and placed in typological perspective.
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