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Re: Grammars

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Saturday, December 25, 2004, 6:49
#1 wrote:
> '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