Language Relations Across the Bering Strait: Reappraising the Archaeological and Linguistic Evidence

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In building up a scenario for the arrival on the shores of Alaska of speakers of languages related to Eskimo-Aleut with genetic roots deep within Sineria, this book touches upon a number of issues in contemporary historical linguistics and archaeology. The Arctic "gateway" to the New World, by acting as a bottleneck, has allowed only small groups of mobile hunter-gatherers through during specific propitious periods, and thus provides a unique testing ground for theories about population and language movements in pre ...

Language Relations Across the Bering Strait: Reappraising the Archaeological and Linguistic Evidence 1998, Continnuum-3pl, New York

ISBN-13: 9780304703302

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