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  1. Rapanui

    A Descriptive Grammar

    By Veronica du Feu

    Series: Descriptive Grammars

    Rapanui, the language of Easter Island, is in danger of extinction. A Polynesian language, closely related to Maori, it is spoken by less than 2000 people. This description, based on recordings made in the 1980s and on information provided by the islanders, represents Veronica De Feu's...

    Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Maori

    By Winifred Bauer

    Series: Descriptive Grammars

    This descriptive grammar provides a uniquely comprehensive description of Maori, the East Polynesian language of the indigenous people of New Zealand. Today, the language is under threat and it seems likely that the Maori of the future will differ quite considerably from the Maori of the...

    Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Hungarian

    By Istvan Kenesei, Robert M. Vago, Anna Fenyvesi

    Series: Descriptive Grammars

    Hungarian is spoken by 14-15 million people worldwide. A unique language, completely unrelated to the languages of its neighbouring countries, it boasts a grammar full of complex features and vocabulary of basically Uralic (Finno-Ugric) origin. Hungarian addresses current issues in the description...

    Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Kashmiri

    A Cognitive-Descriptive Grammar

    By Omkar N. Koul, Kashi Wali

    Series: Descriptive Grammars

    Kashmir boasts a language which challenges every field of linguistics. Kashmiri is spoken by approximately 3,000,000 people. Its syntax, similar to Germanic and other verb second languages, has raised many significant issues within current generative theories proposed by Chomsky and other prominent...

    Published October 5th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Catalan

    By Jose Ignacio Hualde

    Series: Descriptive Grammars

    Among the languages of Europe spoken by bilingual communities, Catalan has a special status because of its vitality. Catalan enjoys official recognition in Catalonia, Valencia and the Balearic Islands, in spain and in the principality of Andorra. Catalan is of importance within the Romance family...

    Published July 16th 2010 by Routledge

  6. Japanese

    Descriptive Grammar

    By John Hinds

    Series: Descriptive Grammars

    First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 26th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Punjabi

    By Tej Bhatia

    Series: Descriptive Grammars

    Punjabi is the language of the Punjab - the land of five rivers - of northern India and Pakistan. Primarily written in three distinct scripts, a unique feature of the language is that, along with Lahanda and the Western Pahari dialects, it is the only modern Indo-European language spoken in...

    Published May 19th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Turkish

    By Jaklin Kornfilt

    Series: Descriptive Grammars

    Turkish is spoken by about fifty million people in Turkey and is the co-official language of Cyprus. Whilst Turkish has a number of properties that are similar to those of other Turkic languages, it has distinct and interesting characteristics which are given full coverage in this book. Jaklin...

    Published April 1st 2010 by Routledge

  9. Persian

    By Shahrzad Mahootian

    Series: Descriptive Grammars

    Persian, or Farsi, is one of the world's oldest languages. Dating back to the sixth century B.C., it is spoken today by over forty million people in Iran and 5 million in Afghanistan. Now available in paperback for the first time, this comprehensive grammar of Persian provides detailed...

    Published April 1st 2010 by Routledge

  10. Tuvaluan

    A Polynesian Language of the Central Pacific.

    By Niko Besnier

    Series: Descriptive Grammars

    Tuvaluan is a Polynesian language spoken by the 9,000 inhabitants of the nine atolls of Tuvalu in the Central Pacific, as well as small and growing Tuvaluan communities in Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia. This grammar is the first detailed description of the structure of Tuvaluan, one of the least...

    Published December 23rd 1999 by Routledge

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