Sharon Louise Hargus
Issues involved in classification of languages. Systems of classification based on structure, word order, areal features. Ways in which languages may be classified for different purposes. Processes such as borrowing, vocabulary specialization, lexical change, and language death and revival. Prerequisite: either LING 200, LING 201, ANTH/LING 203, or LING 400. Offered: jointly with ANTH 455.
Winter 2001 - The Native American Languages of North America. The course is an introduction to language classification and areal trends in the Americas. Following a couple of weeks on proposals and issues in language classification, we will concentrate on the linguistic characteristics of 3 language families: Salish (e.g. Lushootseed or Puget Sound Salish), Athabaskan (e.g. Navajo) and Sahaptian (e.g. Nez Perce)
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