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Linguistic Paleontology and Migration: The Case of Uto-Aztecan

Jane H. Hill

in Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036076
eISBN:
9780813041780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036076.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter uses the methods of linguistic paleontology including lexical reconstruction and identification of loan words to suggest migration routes for the dispersal of the Uto-Aztecan languages. ... More


On the gradual development of polysynthesis in Nahuatl

Jason D. Haugen

in Grammatical Change: Origins, Nature, Outcomes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199582624
eISBN:
9780191731068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582624.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the sources for polysynthesis in Nahuatl (Uto–Aztecan). This chapter is structured as follows. Section 16.2 discusses the notion of the ‘polysynthesis parameter’, as presented ... More


A Numic Migration? Ethnographic Evidence Revisited

Catherine S. Fowler

in Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036076
eISBN:
9780813041780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036076.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter reviews the ethnographic evidence for and against the hypothesis that speakers of languages of the Numic branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family expanded/migrated within the last 1,000 ... More


Locality Conditions on Suppletive Verbs in Hiaki

Heidi Harley, Mercedes Tubino, and Jason D. Haugen

in The Morphosyntax-Phonology Connection: Locality and Directionality at the Interface

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190210304
eISBN:
9780190210328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210304.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

We support the claim (Embick 2010, Bobaljik 2012) that suppletion is triggered locally by showing that number suppletion in Hiaki invariably occurs within the same phase and XP containing the ... More


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