Lexical Acculturation in Native American Languages

Lexical Acculturation in Native American Languages

by Cecil H. Brown

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Overview

Lexical acculturation refers to the accommodation of languages to new objects and concepts encountered as the result of culture contact. This unique study analyzes a survey of words for 77 items of European culture (e.g. chicken, horse, apple, rice, scissors, soap, and Saturday) in the vocabularies of 292 Amerindian languages and dialects spoken from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. The first book ever to undertake such a large and systematic cross-language investigation, Brown's work provides fresh insights into general processes of lexical change and development, including those involving language universals and diffusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195121612
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/04/1999
Series: Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics Series , #19
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 1470L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

ONE: Introduction
3(8)
TWO: Methodology
11(8)
THREE: Nomenclature
19(23)
FOUR: Lexical Universals
42(13)
FIVE: Lexical Borrowability
55(15)
SIX: Regional Patterns and Bilingualism
70(22)
SEVEN: Lexical Replacement
92(13)
EIGHT: Native Term Diffusion
105(16)
NINE: European Loan Diffusion
121(16)
TEN: Loan Shift: A Brief Case Study
137(7)
ELEVEN: Postcontact Linguistic Areas
144(14)
TWELVE: Conclusion
158(10)
APPENDIX A: Statistical Reports on Individual Items of Acculturation 168(14)
APPENDIX B: Lexical Sources and Other Information for 292 Language Cases 182(39)
References 221(18)
Index of Languages, Items of Acculturation, Personal and Geographical Names 239(14)
Subject Index 253

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