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Tuvaluan: A Polynesian Language of the Central Pacific.

Tuvaluan: A Polynesian Language of the Central Pacific.

1st Edition

Niko Besnier
August 04, 2016

Tuvaluan is a Polynesian language spoken by the 9,000 inhabitants of the nine atolls of Tuvalu in the Central Pacific, as well as small and growing Tuvaluan communities in Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia. This grammar is the first detailed description of the structure of Tuvaluan, one of the least...

Koromfe

Koromfe

1st Edition

John Rennison
October 25, 2013

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Ndyuka

Ndyuka

1st Edition

George L. Huttar, Mary L. Huttar
October 25, 2013

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Wari

Wari

1st Edition

Daniel L. Everett, Barbara Kern
October 25, 2013

This is the first major study of any Chapakuran language and makes an important contribution to linguistic theory. This study is especially timely as the Chapakuran languages of Western Brazil and Eastern Bolivia are endangered, and less than 2,000 known speakers of Wari and its related dialects...

Nigerian Pidgin

Nigerian Pidgin

1st Edition

Nick Faraclas
October 25, 2013

This is the first comprehensive grammar of Nigerian Pidgin. This book provides basic descriptive and analytical treatment of the syntax, morphology and phonology of a language which may soon become the most widely spoken in all of Africa....

Finnish

Finnish

1st Edition

Merja Karalainen, Helena Sulkala
February 05, 2013

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Maltese

Maltese

1st Edition

Marie Azzopardi-Alexander, Albert Borg
September 30, 2012

Focusing primarily on Standard Maltese, the authors clarify many areas which, until now, remain undefined, with emphasis on syntax and intonation. English loanwords continue to find their way into Standard Maltese, especially as the Maltese inhabitants become increasingly bilingual, and the...

Malayalam

Malayalam

1st Edition

R. E. Asher
July 26, 2012

Malayalam is one of the four major Dravidian languages spoken principally in the southern part of India. It has a recorded history of eight centuries and is spoken by more than thirty million people on the Malabar coast of southern IndiaThis is the first detailed description of Malayalam, providing...

Gulf Arabic

Gulf Arabic

1st Edition

Clive Holes
November 04, 2011

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Evenki

Evenki

1st Edition

Igor Nedjalkov
October 06, 2010

Evenki is one of the nine Tungusic languages spoken in Siberia and Northern China. This books gives a complete description of all this language's linguistics domains. Evenki is remarkable for both the vast area where it is spoken- from Western Siberia to the Amur regions and from the shores of the...

Marathi

Marathi

1st Edition

Rajeshwari Pandharipande
October 05, 2010

This is a complete grammatical description of Marathi, which belongs to the Indo-European family and is spoken in Maharashtra State in India. It has around 45 million speakers, who comprise about eight per cent of the total population of India. Marathi is particularly interesting from the point of...

Rapanui: A Descriptive Grammar

Rapanui: A Descriptive Grammar

1st Edition

Veronica du Feu
October 05, 2010

Rapanui, the language of Easter Island, is in danger of extinction. A Polynesian language, closely related to Maori, it is spoken by less than 2000 people. This description, based on recordings made in the 1980s and on information provided by the islanders, represents Veronica De Feu's...

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