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The Ethnologue is a comprehensive reference book that catalogs all the known living languages in the world today.
Explains constituent order in Cheyenne through the analysis of texts elicited from Cheyenne speakers.
Discusses how the indicators used by speakers and hearers in a wide range of languages connect parts of discourse.
A compilation of seven stories narrated by a native speaker of this language group (southern Mexico).
Gives a grammatical sketch of Zapotec (Mitla Vallay, Oaxaca, Mexico).
Discusses understanding persons, things and events in relation to occurrence in structure, to class membership and to other functions in relation to the control their frames of reference have over them.
A phonological study of the four Gwari lects (Nigeria): Northern and Southern Gbagyi and Northern and Southern Gbari.
Applies theories of cognition and learning to cross-cultural education, dealing with developmental and information-processing theories and learning styles.
Mada is spoken in southeastern Nigeria and is a member of the Benue-Congo subfamily of languages.