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Author Golla, Victor, author.

Title California Indian languages / Victor Golla.

Published Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011.


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Physical description 1 online resource (380 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Summary Nowhere was the linguistic diversity of the New World more extreme than in California, where an extraordinary variety of village-dwelling peoples spoke seventy-eight mutually unintelligible languages. This comprehensive illustrated handbook, a major synthesis of more than 150 years of documentation and study, reviews what we now know about California's indigenous languages. Victor Golla outlines the basic structural features of more than two dozen language types, and cites all the major sources, both published and unpublished, for the documentation of these languages--from the earliest vocabula.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Indians of North America -- California -- Languages.
Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780520949522 (electronic bk.)
0520949528 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 9786613331861