By Catherine Rudin

ISBN-10: 3946234399

ISBN-13: 9783946234395

The Siouan family members includes a few twenty languages, traditionally spoken throughout a large swath of the principal North American plains and woodlands, in addition to in elements of the southeastern usa. even with its geographical quantity and variety, and the dimensions and value of a number of Siouan-speaking tribes, this relatives has bought quite little recognition within the linguistic literature and plenty of of the person Siouan languages are critically understudied. This quantity goals to make paintings on Siouan languages extra commonly on hand and to inspire deeper research of the myriad typological, theoretical, descriptive, and pedagogical matters they bring up. The 17 chapters during this quantity current a wide variety of present Siouan examine, targeting numerous Siouan languages, from a number of linguistic views: historical-genetic, philological, utilized, descriptive, formal/generative, and comparative/typological. The editors' preface summarizes attribute positive factors of the Siouan kinfolk, together with head-final and "verb-centered" syntax, a fancy procedure of verbal affixes together with applicatives and subject-possessives, head-internal relative clauses, gendered speech markers, stop-systems together with ejectives, and a choice for convinced prosodic and phonotactic styles. the quantity is devoted to the reminiscence of Professor Robert L. Rankin, a towering determine in Siouan linguistics all through his lengthy occupation, who gave up the ghost in February of 2014.

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The Siouan relations includes a few twenty languages, traditionally spoken throughout a wide swath of the crucial North American plains and woodlands, in addition to in elements of the southeastern usa. despite its geographical volume and variety, and the scale and significance of numerous Siouan-speaking tribes, this relations has obtained fairly little consciousness within the linguistic literature and plenty of of the person Siouan languages are critically understudied.

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