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Author Brown, Cecil H., 1944-
Title Lexical acculturation in Native American languages / Cecil H. Brown.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.

Author Brown, Cecil H., 1944-
Series Oxford studies in anthropological linguistics ; 20.
Oxford studies in anthropological linguistics ; 20.
Subject Indians -- Languages -- Lexicology, Historical.
Languages in contact -- North America -- History.
Languages, Mixed -- History.
Indians -- Cultural assimilation.
Description 1 online resource (259 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The author of this study explores the nature of acculturation in the encounter between Europeans and Native Americans. Specifically, he examines how Native American languages adjusted to the introduction of foreign objects and concepts after 1492, discerning patterns of linguistics.
Contents ONE: Introduction; TWO: Methodology; THREE: Nomenclature; FOUR: Lexical Universals; FIVE: Lexical Borrowability; SIX: Regional Patterns and Bilingualism; SEVEN: Lexical Replacement; EIGHT: Native Term Diffusion; NINE: European Loan Diffusion; TEN: Loan Shift: A Brief Case Study; ELEVEN: Postcontact Linguistic Areas; TWELVE: Conclusion; APPENDIX A: Statistical Reports on Individual Items of Acculturation; APPENDIX B: Lexical Sources and Other Information for 292 Language Cases; References; Index of Languages, Items of Acculturation, Personal and Geographical Names; Subject Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1602562954
9780195352870 (electronic bk.)
0195352874 (electronic bk.)
0195121619 (Cloth)
OCLC # 252569751
Additional Format Print version: Brown, Cecil H., 1944- Lexical acculturation in Native American languages. New York : Oxford University Press, 1999 (DLC) 98013835.

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