Boundaries and Bridges
Language: en
Pages: 453
Authors: Kofi Yakpo, Pieter C. Muysken
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-26 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Multidirectional language contact involving more than two languages is little described. However, it probably represents the most common type of contact in the world, where colonization, rapid socioeconomic and demographic change, and society-wide multilingualism have led to dramatic linguistic change. This book presents fascinating cases of multidirectional contact and convergence
In and Out of Suriname
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Eithne B. Carlin, Isabelle Léglise, Bettina Migge, Paul B. Tjon Sie Fat
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-28 - Publisher: BRILL

This title will be available online in its entirety in Open Access In and Out of Suriname: Language, Mobility and Identity offers a fresh multidisciplinary approach to multilingual Surinamese society, that breaks through the notion of bounded ethnicity enshrined in historical and ethnographic literature on Suriname.
A Grammar of Trio
Language: en
Pages: 549
Authors: Eithne Carlin
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

This is a comprehensive descriptive grammar of Trio, a Cariban language, spoken in the remote rainforest of Suriname and along the border in Brazil. Typologically interesting features of Trio include a basic word order Object-Verb-Subject and a system of evidentiality that expresses whether or not the speaker was eye-witness to
Approaches to Language and Culture
Language: en
Pages: 571
Authors: Svenja Völkel, Nico Nassenstein
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-08-22 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

This book provides an overview of approaches to language and culture, and it outlines the broad interdisciplinary field of anthropological linguistics and linguistic anthropology. It identifies current and future directions of research, including language socialization, language reclamation, speech styles and genres, language ideology, verbal taboo, social indexicality, emotion, time, and
The Expression and Perception of Space in Wayana
Language: en
Pages: 144
Authors: Karen Hough
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-12-01 - Publisher: Sidestone Press

Until recently it was assumed that all cultures perceive and express space from the ego. However, this belief in a universal phenomenological bias is currently being challenged by many linguists from several disciplines, who believe that space can also be perceived intrinsically or absolutely. This ethno-linguistic analysis of the Cariban