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Brazil

Overview page. Subjects: History.

The largest country in South America. Brazil borders ten countries, has a coastline 7400 km (4600 miles) long, and straddles the equator from latitude 4° N to past latitude 33° S.

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Grammaticalization in Brazilian Portuguese

Mário Eduardo T. Martelotta and Maria Maura Cezario.

in The Oxford Handbook of Grammaticalization

October 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Language Families. 3634 words.

This article aims to present a broad view of grammaticalisation phenomena in Brazilian Portuguese language. It provides a concise analysis of a number of different clines of...

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Polysynthesis in Lakondê, a Northern Nambikwaran Language of Brazil

Leo Wetzels and Stella Telles.

in The Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesis

September 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Language Families. 5526 words.

Lakondê, together with Mamaindê and Latundê, belongs to the Northern Nambikwara branch of the Nambikwara linguistic family spoken in Northwestern Brazil. The language is head-marking,...

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Tupian Languages

Wolf Dietrich.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Language Families. 8607 words.

“Tupian” is a common term applied by linguists to a linguistic stock of seven families spread across great parts of South America. Tupian languages share a large number of structural and...

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French-Based Creole Languages

Anne Hertz.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

Article. Subjects: Language Families. 320 words.

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Please check back later for the full article.

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Existential and Locative Constructions in the Romance Languages

Delia Bentley.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

Article. Subjects: Language Families. 434 words.

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Polysynthetic Structures of Lowland Amazonia

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald.

in The Oxford Handbook of Polysynthesis

September 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Language Families. 11062 words.

Lowland Amazonia is the locus of substantial linguistic diversity in terms of genetic affiliation, language structure, and numbers of languages. This chapter will focus on the distribution...

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Evidentiality in Nambikwara Languages

David Eberhard.

in The Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality

January 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Language Families. 8318 words.

This chapter describes evidentiality as it is expressed within the Nambikwara language family of west central Brazil, a loosely related affiliation of seventeen language communities living...

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Arawakan: Maipure-Yavitero

Raoul Zamponi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Compounding

July 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Language Families. 2911 words.

Under the (compound) name Maipure–Yavitero, three languages of northeastern Amazonia, constituting a subgroup of the northern division of the Arawakan (or Maipuran) family, are gathered...

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Tupian Languages

Aryon Dall'Igna Rodrigues and Ana Suelly Cabral.

in Linguistics

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 14314 words.

The Tupian stock is a well-established South American linguistic genetic group. The antiquity of archeological evidence, the concentration of different Tupian families on a geographical...

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Tucanoan Languages

Kristine Stenzel.

in Linguistics

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 9607 words.

Tucanoan languages are spoken in northwestern Amazonia, in regions of Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru, the family being composed of two main branches. Orejón (earlier known as Coto and...

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Language and Law

Tammy Gales and Lena Naumova.

in Linguistics

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 13504 words.

Language and law, sometimes referred to as forensic linguistics, has been defined in a variety of ways, some of which focus on the language evidence of criminal and civil law cases while...

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Arawak Languages

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald.

in Linguistics

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Anthropological Linguistics; Language Families; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics. 10274 words.

The Arawak family is the largest in South America, with about forty extant languages. Arawak languages are spoken in lowland Amazonia and beyond, covering French Guiana, Suriname, Guiana,...

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São Tomé and Príncipe

Gerhard Seibert.

in African Studies

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 13687 words.

The twin-island republic of São Tomé and Príncipe is Africa’s second smallest country, with a surface area of 1,001 km² and a population of 187,000 (2012). The two volcanic tropical islands...

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Portuguese Colonial Rule

Norrie MacQueen.

in African Studies

P ublished online January 2014 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 8694 words.

To a much greater extent than those of other European colonial powers, Portugal’s African empire was woven deeply into the culture, politics, and economics of the metropole. Long after the...

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Postcolonial Sub-Saharan African Politics

John W. Harbeson.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 8387 words.

Postcolonial politics in Africa have been, and continue to be, still very much works in progress. Prevailing designs for building prosperous, viable, stable states have changed markedly...

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Kongo Atlantic Diaspora

John M. Janzen.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 15165 words.

The full African diaspora must include references to actors, localities, or cultural features in the Mediterranean, continental Europe, and South Asia as well as North and South America...

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Postcolonial Sub-Saharan African Politics

John W. Harbeson.

in African Studies

P ublished online October 2012 .

Article. Subjects: African History; African Languages; African Music; African Philosophy; African Studies. 8387 words.

Postcolonial politics in Africa have been, and continue to be, still very much works in progress. Prevailing designs for building prosperous, viable, stable states have changed markedly...

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