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California Indian languages

Author: Victor Golla
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Nowhere was the linguistic diversity of the New World more extreme than in California, where a variety of village-dwelling peoples spoke seventy-eight mutually unintelligible languages. This  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Golla
ISBN: 9780520266674 0520266676
OCLC Number: 668191602
Description: xiii, 380 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Defining California as a sociolinguistic area --
pt. 2. History of study. Before linguistics ; Linguistic scholarship --
pt. 3. Languages and language families. Algic languages ; Athabaskan (Na-Dene) languages ; Hokan languages ; Penutian languages ; Uto-Aztecan languages ; Languages of uncertain affiliation --
pt. 4. Typological and areal features : California as a linguistic area. Phonology ; Grammar ; Linguistic culture --
pt. 5. Linguistic prehistory.
Responsibility: Victor Golla.

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"A once-in-a-hundred year work... Readable and enjoyable... A landmark in the study of native Californian languages." -- Kathryn A. Klar California Archaeology

 
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