The Languages of Native North America

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 4, 1999 - Foreign Language Study - 795 pages
This book is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of the native North American languages. These several hundred languages show tremendous genetic and typological diversity, and offer numerous challenges to current linguistic theory. The book includes an overview of their special characteristics, descriptions of special styles, a catalog of the languages that details their locations, genetic affiliations, number of speakers, and major structural features, and lists published material on them.

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Marianne Mithun is Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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