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

dc.contributor.author Berez-Kroeker, Andrea L.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-01T00:14:30Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-01T00:14:30Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.description This 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.abstract This 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.extent 33 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Berez-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.doi 10.1075/slcs.173
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50692
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher John Benjamins Publishing Company en_US
dc.subject Linguistics en_US
dc.title Contact and semantic shift in extreme language endangerment: Ahtna riverine directionals in a cardinal world en_US
dc.type Book Chapter en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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