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American Indian languages

the historical linguistics of Native America

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This edition published in by Oxford University Press in New York.

Written in English

512 pages

Native American languages are spoken from Siberia to Greenland, and from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego; they include the southernmost language of the world (Yaghan) and some of the northernmost (Eskimoan). Campbell's project is to take stock of what is currently known about the history ofNative American languages and in the process examine the state of American Indian historical linguistics, and the success and failure of its various methodologies. There is remarkably little consensus in the field, largely due to the 1987 publication of Language in the Americas by Joseph Greenberg. He claimed to trace a historical relation between all American Indian languages of North and South America, implying that most of the Western Hemisphere wassettled by a single wave of immigration from Asia. This has caused intense controversy and Campbell, as a leading scholar in the field, intends this volume to be, in part, a response to Greenberg...

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First Sentence

"NATIVE AMERICAN LANGUAGES ARE spoken from Siberia to Greenland and from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego; they include the southernmost language of the world (Yagan [alias Yamana]) and some of the northernmost languages (Eskimoan)."

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Native American languages are spoken from Siberia to Greenland, and from the Arctic to Tierra del Fuego; they include the southernmost language of the world (Yaghan) and some of the northernmost (Eskimoan). Campbell's project is to take stock of what is currently known about the history ofNative American languages and in the process examine the state of American Indian historical linguistics, and the success and failure of its various methodologies. There is remarkably little consensus in the field, largely due to the 1987 publication of Language in the Americas by Joseph Greenberg. He claimed to trace a historical relation between all American Indian languages of North and South America, implying that most of the Western Hemisphere wassettled by a single wave of immigration from Asia. This has caused intense controversy and Campbell, as a leading scholar in the field, intends this volume to be, in part, a response to Greenberg...

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Library of Congress PM108 .C36 1997
Dewey 497/.012

American Indian languages

the historical linguistics of Native America

This edition published in by Oxford University Press in New York.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-482) and indexes.

Series
Oxford studies in anthropological linguistics ;, 4

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
497/.012
Library of Congress
PM108 .C36 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 512 p. :
Number of pages
512

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL796026M
Internet Archive
americanindianla00camp
ISBN 10
0195094271
LC Control Number
95031905
Library Thing
803559
Goodreads
500069

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