One hundred and eighty Amerindian languages
are spoken in remote areas and a number of other languages are spoken by immigrants and their descendants.
The goal of this volume is to shed light on clause linkage patterns in a range of Amerindian languages
, as well as on the typological co-variates of clause combining.
In the Spanish viceroyalty of Peru, however, they were forced to do parish work (doctrina) and missionary outreach, which required the study of Amerindian languages
and ways of life.
, on the other hand, are generally verb-oriented, stressing process, actions and constant flux.
Entendre in this passage means "to understand": Lahontan claims he does not believe the missionary's texts because he understands Amerindian languages
. Entendre's other common meaning is "to hear." This passage also means, therefore, that Lahontan now knows the truth because he has "heard" Amerindian speech.
Or compare the disparity between Indo-European and Amerindian languages
. The former rely heavily on nouns, the latter on verbs.
The impact on Sapir and Bloomfield, who applied the techniques to Amerindian languages
, came to be very influential for the ethnographic American tradition (Hewson, pp.
Huge populations spoke hundreds of Amerindian languages, some of which survived after the arrival of Europeans.
This background provides several issues to be discussed by ALFAL's Research Committees: (a) the improvement of our knowledge of Amerindian languages; (b) knowledge about changes in Romance languages; and (c) the importance of Latin American literature.
Was it as complex as Amerindian languages
Two of the earlier stories, "The Cannon of Punta Grande" by Nestor Taboada Teran and "The Indian Paulino" by Ricardo Ocampo, may disturb current-day readers with their negative characterization of cholos, whose mixed cultural background and mastery of both Spanish and Amerindian languages
allow them to function as middlemen.
Matthews's examples came overwhelmingly from Greek and Latin as well as English, but Katamba ranges widely through exotic languages; Innuit and Amerindian languages
as well as those of Africa and East Asia.