TITLE

Native American language: All in the family

PUB. DATE
November 1992
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;11/2/92, Vol. 113 Issue 17, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Considers an article in `Scientific American' in which linguists Joseph Greenberg and Merritt Ruhlen argue that there are just three families of American languages: Eskimo-Aleut (in the extreme north and Greenland), Na-Dene (Canada and the US Southwest) and Amerind elsewhere. The families show a closer affiliation with Asian language groups than with one another, suggesting that each corresponds to a separate wave of migration.
ACCESSION #
9211023257

 

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