|From:||Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 25, 2004, 6:49|
> 'The Languages of Native North America' thank!
> Is it iteresting? are the informations in it complete and true?
It's a biggish book; about 800 pages. It is quite comprehensive,
covering IIRC just about every language family north of the Rio
Grande about which any information has survived, even down to the
extinct and almost undocumented languages like Coahuiltecan and
Comecrudan. It has two primary sections: a typological section
which discusses language by realm of grammar (phonology, morphology,
syntax), and then a larger section which discusses some features of
and literature about the language families separately. Relatively
cheap, and well worth the cost of buying it.
To all who celebrate it, merry Christmas!
Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally,
Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right
University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of
1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter.
Chicago, IL 60637