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Contact and semantic shift in extreme language endangerment: Ahtna riverine directionals in a cardinal world

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dc.contributor.authorBerez-Kroeker, Andrea L.-
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-01T00:14:30Z-
dc.date.available2017-12-01T00:14:30Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationBerez-Kroeker, Andrea L. 2016. Contact and semantic shift in extreme language endangerment: Ahtna riverine directionals in a cardinal world. In Andrea L. Berez-Kroeker, Diane M. Hintz, & Carmen Jany (eds.), Language Contact and Change in the Americas: Studies in Honor of Marianne Mithun, 107-138. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10125/50692-
dc.descriptionThis paper examines the effects of contact with English on the directional system of Ahtna, an endangered Athabascan language of Alaska. The Ahtna directionals reference direction and location in the geographic landscape, but contact with the dominant English system is causing changes in lexicon and possibly the replacement of the entire semantic basis of directional reckoning in Ahtna.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper examines the effects of contact with English on the directional system of Ahtna, an endangered Athabascan language of Alaska. The Ahtna directionals reference direction and location in the geographic landscape, but contact with the dominant English system is causing changes in lexicon and possibly the replacement of the entire semantic basis of directional reckoning in Ahtna.en_US
dc.format.extent33 pagesen_US
dc.language.isoen-USen_US
dc.publisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Companyen_US
dc.subjectLinguisticsen_US
dc.titleContact and semantic shift in extreme language endangerment: Ahtna riverine directionals in a cardinal worlden_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
dc.type.dcmiTexten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1075/slcs.173-
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