ERIC Number: ED432139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
American Indian Languages: The Historical Linguistics of Native America. Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics, Volume 4.
The book offers a general survey of the history of Native American languages. Chapters address these topics: Native American pidgins and trade languages; the history of American Indian linguistics and classification of languages; the origin of Native American languages; languages of North America; languages of Central America; languages of South America; distant genetic relationships between languages, including both research methods and theories; and linguistic areas of the Americas. A series of maps illustrating the geographic distribution of language groups is included. Contents are indexed by subject and author. (MSE)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, American Indians, Diachronic Linguistics, Foreign Countries, Geographic Distribution, Indigenous Populations, Language Classification, Language Patterns, Language Research, Language Variation, Linguistic Theory, Maps, Pidgins, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North America; South America