The Languages of the Andes

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 10, 2004 - Foreign Language Study - 718 pages
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The Andean and Pacific regions of South America are home to a remarkable variety of languages and language families, with a range of typological differences. The Languages of the Andes is the first book in English to document in a single volume the indigenous languages of this region, as well as in adjacent areas. The authors provide both historical and contemporary information, illustrated with detailed grammatical sketches. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book will be a valuable source for students and scholars of linguistics and anthropology alike.

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Willem Adelaar is Professor of Amerindian languages and cultures at Leiden University.

Pieter Muysken is Professor of Linguistics at Radboud University Nijmegen, after previously teaching at the universities of Amsterdam and Leiden. His specialism is language contact and he does research in the Andes, the Caribbean and the Netherlands.

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