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Swadesh, Morris 1909-1967

Works: 204 works in 518 publications in 9 languages and 4,868 library holdings
Genres: Conversation and phrase books  Dictionaries  Phrase books  Music  Folklore  Maps  Variations (Music) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Translator, pos
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Quantitative approaches to linguistic diversity : commemorating the centenary of the birth of Morris Swadesh by Søren Wichmann( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantitative methods in linguistics, which the protean American structuralist linguist Morris Swadesh introduced in the 1950s, have become increasingly popular and have opened the world of languages to interdisciplinary approaches. The papers collected here are the work not only of descriptive and historical linguists, but also statisticians, physicists and computer scientists. They demonstrate the application of quantitative methods to the elucidation of linguistic prehistory on an unprecedented world-wide scale, providing cutting-edge insights into issues of the linguistic correlates of subsistence strategies, rates of birth and extinction of languages, lexical borrowability, the identification of language family homelands, the assessment of genealogical relationships, and the development of new phylogenetic methods appropriate for linguistic data. Originally published in Diachronica 27:2 (2010)
The origin and diversification of language by Morris Swadesh( Book )

28 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Morris Swadesh, one of this century's foremost scientific investigators of language, dedicated much of his life to the study of the origin and evolution of language. This volume, left nearly completed at his death and edited posthumously by Joel F. Sherzer, is his last major study of this difficult subject.Swadesh discusses the simple qualities of human speech also present in animal language, and establishes distinctively human techniques of expression by comparing the common features that are found in modern and ancient languages. He treats the diversification of language not only by isolating root words in different languages, but also by dealing with sound systems, with forms of composition, and with sentence structure. In so doing, he demonstrates the evidence for the expansion of all language from a single central area. Swadesh supports his hypothesis by ""exhibits"" that conveniently present the evidence in tabular form. Further clarity is provided by the use of a suggestive practical phonetic system, intelligible to the student as well as to the professional.The book also contains an Appendix, in which the distinguished ethnographer of language, Dell Hymes, gives a valuable account of the prewar linguistic tradition within which Swadesh did some of his most important work."--Provided by publisher
Conversational Chinese for beginners by Morris Swadesh( Book )

17 editions published between 1900 and 1964 in English and Chinese and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yana dictionary by Edward Sapir( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The expression of the ending-point relation in English, French, and German by Edward Sapir( Book )

16 editions published between 1932 and 1966 in English and Italian and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs of the Nootka Indians of western Vancouver Island by Helen H Roberts( Book )

12 editions published between 1955 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nootka texts : tales and ethnological narratives : with grammatical notes and lexical materials by Edward Sapir( Book )

11 editions published between 1939 and 1978 in English and North American Indian and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El lenguaje y la vida humana by Morris Swadesh( Book )

33 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En esta obra se pone en claro el proceso de la evolución del habla, las costumbres que rigen su empleo en los grupos humanos, la manera como funciona en la comunicación y el pensamiento y los interesantes fenómenos de sus variaciones en el espacio y el tiempo
Los mil elementos del mexicano clásico; base analítica de la lengua nahua by Morris Swadesh( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in Spanish and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elementos del tarasco antiguo by Morris Swadesh( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in Spanish and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diccionario de elementos del maya yucateco colonial by Morris Swadesh( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in Spanish and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native accounts of Nootka ethnography by Edward Sapir( Book )

4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diccionario analítico del mampruli by Evangelina Arana( Book )

6 editions published in 1967 in Spanish and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese in your pocket by Morris Swadesh( Book )

7 editions published in 1948 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nuu-chah-nulth : NE11( )

in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 17 documents about the Nuu-Chah-Nulth covers a period from about 1780 to 1990. The works in collection are roughly divided between the northern, central, and southern Nuu-Chah-Nulth tribes of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, and the Makah, a subgroup living on the Olympic Peninsula at Neah Bay, Washington State in the United States. Major studies in this collection include: Drucker, Colson, Swan, Koppert, Sapir and Swadesh, Arima and Dewhirst, and Reniker and Gunther. Other ethnographic topics discussed in this collection are: the girl's puberty ceremony and potlatch; Makah games; an analysis of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth wolf ritual; changing marriage patterns over a one hundred year period (1860-1960), and an account of a modern (ca. 1970s) Nuku-Chah-Nulth community (Vancouver Island) in historical perspective
Talking Russian before you know it by Morris Swadesh( Book )

3 editions published in 1945 in English and French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mapas de clasificación lingüística de México y las Américas by Morris Swadesh( Book )

8 editions published in 1959 in Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native accounts of Nootka ethnography by Edward Sapir( Book )

8 editions published between 1955 and 1978 in English and Wakashan languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La linguística como instrumento de la Prehistoria by Morris Swadesh( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1989 in Spanish and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estudios sobre lengua y cultura by Morris Swadesh( Book )

5 editions published in 1960 in Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Conversational Chinese for beginners
Conversational Chinese for beginnersEl lenguaje y la vida humana
Alternative Names
Morris Swadesh Amerikaans taalkundige (1909-1967)

Morris Swadesh amerikansk språkforsker

Morris Swadesh amerykański lingwista

Morris Swadesh US-amerikanischer Sprachwissenschaftler

Morris Swadesh Usana linguisto

Morris Swadesh usona lingvisto

Swadesh, M.

Swadesh, M. 1909-1967

Swadesh, M. (Morris), 1909-1967

Swadesh, Maurice.

Swadesh, Maurice 1909-1967

Swadesh, Mauricio.

Swadesh Mauricio 1909-1967

Swadesh, Morris

Swadesh, Morris 1909-1967

Swadesh T., Mauricio.

Swadesh T., Mauricio (002)

Swadesh T., Mauricio 1909-1967

Моррис Сводеш

Морріс Сводеш

Сводеш, Моррис

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