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Sailors' Language: A Collection of Sea-Terms and Their Definitions
Leopold is delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of ou...
From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care (Studies in Language, Gender, and Sexuality)
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mpn: 12 halftones, 1 line drawing, ean: 9780195304169, isbn: 0195304160,
When is hair "just hair" and when is it not "just hair"? Documenting the politics of African American women's hair, this multi-sited linguistic ethnography explores everyday interaction in beauty parlors, Internet discussions, comedy clubs, and other...
Languages and Nations: The Dravidian Proof in Colonial Madras
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ean: 9780792384151, isbn: 0520244559,
British rule of India brought together two very different traditions of scholarship about language, whose conjuncture led to several intellectual breakthroughs of lasting value. Two of these were especially important: the conceptualization of the Ind...
An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs (Native American)
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mpn: 117 illustrations, ean: 9780486231082, isbn: 9780486231082,
Best introduction to the topic — easily accessible to beginners. Extremely full in interpretation; very thorough in exposition of variants and unusual features, with reproductions of many inscriptions unavailable elsewhere. Material from Old and Ne...
Maya-English/English-Maya Dictionary and Phrasebook
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mpn: 2700 entries, ean: 9780781808590, isbn: 9780781808590,
Yucatec Maya, the most widely spoken Maya language, can be heard throughout Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, in Belize, and in parts of Guatemala. This unique guide is the perfect reference for visitors to the rainforests, beaches, and spectacular archaeo...
550 Dakota Verbs
ean: 9780873515245, isbn: 0873515242,
The Dakota language owes much of its expansiveness to its verbs, or action words. Yet until now, students of Dakota have had few resources in verb usage and conjugation beyond nineteenth-century dictionaries compiled by missionaries.550 Dakota Verbs ...
Making Dictionaries: Preserving Indigenous Languages of the Americas
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ean: 9780520229969, isbn: 0520229967,
Many indigenous American languages face imminent extinction, and the dictionary, often the only written documentation of these languages, stands as a powerful tool in preserving them. These essays, written by leading scholars in Native American langu...
Handbook of North American Indians, Volume 17: Languages
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ean: 9780874741971, isbn: 0874741971,
Provides a basic reference work on the Native languages of North America, their characteristics and uses, their historical relationships, and the history of research on these languages. Fold-out, color, volume map....
Grounds for Possible Music: On Gender, Voice, Language, and Identity
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ean: 9780997874426, isbn: 0997874422,
Gender, voice, language and identity are particularly pertinent topics for musical creation―for the shaping of a canon, and for interactions in the field. All four are strongly contextually determined, and necessarily raise issues of paradigms and ...
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