23.1800, Books: The Washo Language of East Central California and Nevada: Kroeber

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Date: Sun, 08 Apr 2012 19:31:10
From: Ulrich Lueders [lincom.europa at t-online.de]
Subject: The Washo Language of East Central California and Nevada: Kroeber

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Title: The Washo Language of East Central California and Nevada 
Series Title: LINCOM Americana  

Publication Year: 2012 
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
	   http://www.lincom.eu
	

Book URL: www.lincom-shop.eu 


Author: A. L. Kroeber

Paperback: ISBN:  9783862901760 Pages: 71 Price: Europe EURO 42.40


Abstract:

The territory of the Washo was situated both in cAlifornia and Nevada in the 
vicinity of Lake Tahoe and the lower Carson valley, east of the Sierra 
Nevada. The neighbors of the Washo on the west were the Maidu and the 
Miwok, on all othe sides were Shoshoneans. The Washo language was 
definitely established as a distinct family by Powell on the basis of lexical 
content. The Washo are the only Indians in Nevada that do not form part of 
the great Uto-Aztekan family. 

For this reason the first question of interest in regard to their language from a 
comparative point of view, is whether in its morphological characteristics it 
resembles more nearly the neighboring widley spread Shoshonean dialects 
with which it is chiefly in territorial contact, or the many distinct smaller 
families constituting a morphological group in northern and southern Central 
California.This question can be better discussed after a consideration of the 
information secured upon the language, and the answer will therefore be 
found in the conclusion of this study (from the introduction).

(Re-edition; originally published 1907 in Berkeley; written in English) 



Linguistic Field(s): Amerindian
                     Historical Linguistics
                     Language Documentation
                     Morphology
                     Native American languages
                     Typology

Subject Language(s): Washo (was)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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