The Persistence of Language: Constructing and confronting by Shannon T. Bischoff, Deborah Cole, Amy V. Fountain, Mizuki

By Shannon T. Bischoff, Deborah Cole, Amy V. Fountain, Mizuki Miyashita

This edited assortment offers units of interdisciplinary conversations connecting theoretical, methodological, and ideological matters within the learn of language. within the first part, Approaches to the research of the indigenous languages of the Americas, the authors attach historic, theoretical, and documentary linguistics to check the the most important position of endangered language facts for the improvement of biopsychological idea and to focus on how methodological judgements impression language revitalization efforts. part , Approaches to the examine of voices and ideologies, connects anthropological and documentary linguistics to check how discourses of language touch, endangerment, linguistic purism and racism form scholarly perform and language coverage and to underscore the necessity for linguists and laypersons alike to obtain the analytical instruments to deconstruct discourses of inequality. jointly, those chapters pay homage to the scholarship of Jane H. Hill, demonstrating how a severe, interdisciplinary linguistics narrows the space among disparate fields of study to regard the ecology of language in its entirety.

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See Zipf (1935). . See Givón (2011, Chapters 8, 9, 10, 12, 17).   T. : ‘(s/he) knows the woman�s killing of the goat’) When a noun-phrase with an object REL-clause is itself the object of a main verb, its nominalized verb is marked with the object suffix -y, as in:8 (10) a. : ‘nobody knows the way of (someone) putting it together’) The nominalized clauses in (10) above were historically treated in Ute as objects of the main verb. The survival of the old object suffix -y is again most consistent ­following the vowel /a/, the way it was with nouns.

Where Proto-Athabaskan is reconstructed with . The data in (5) might suggest that the reconstructed velar nasal develops as invariant n, with the reconstructed coronal nasal developing as the variable n~r. 4 for ­arguments against this position. Language contact as an inhibitor of sound change  both *n and *ŋ/ny in prefixes, these merge in Délįne Dene and develop as a nasal ­consonant or nasalization, depending on the context. The synchronic analysis in Hare is straightforward as well: in this dialect there are two phonemes, /n/ and /r/.

1992. Derived words in Tohono O’odham. International Journal of American Linguistics 58(4): 355–404. Hill, Jane H. & Zepeda, Ofelia. No date. Dialect survey data. Ms, University of Arizona. , Zepeda, Ofelia, DuFort, Molly & Belin, Bernice. 1994. Tohono O’odham Vowels. Ms, University of Arizona. Kroskrity, Paul. 2009. Embodying the reversal of language shift: Agency, incorporation, and language ideological change in the western mono community of central California. In Native American Language Ideologies: Beliefs, Practices, and Struggles in Indian Country, Paul V.

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