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The Languages of Native North America - Mithun, Marianne
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This book provides an authoritative survey of the several hundred languages indigenous to North America. These languages show tremendous genetic and typological diversity, and offer numerous challenges to current linguistic theory. Part I of the book provides an overview of structural features of particular interest, concentrating on those that are cross-linguistically unusual or unusually well developed. These include syllable structure, vowel and consonant harmony, tone, and sound symbolism; polysynthesis, the nature of ...

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The Languages of Native North America 2001, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521298759

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The Languages of Native North America 1999, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521232289

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