This is the first guide and introduction to the extraordinary range of languages in Amazonia, which include some of the most the most fascinating in the world and many of which are now teetering on the edge of extinction. Alexandra Aikhenvald, one of the world's leading experts on the region, provides an account of the more than 300 languages, comparing their common and unique features, setting out their main characteristics, and describing the histories and cultures of the people who speak them. The languages abound in ...

Languages of the Amazon 2015, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198723011

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The Languages of the Amazon 2012, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199593569