Event Title

Reconsidering the Puebloan Languages in a Southwestern Areal Context

Presenter Information

Michael Everdell, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, A254

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-26-2013 1:30 PM

End Date

4-26-2013 2:30 PM

Abstract

Areal linguistics is the study of diffused linguistic features across languages that are geographically contiguous and culturally connected. My research seeks to clarify definitions for widely used concepts, subject to inconsistent use, that apply cross-linguistically to any linguistic area. My case study is the Pueblo and North American Southwest, which have been linked culturally, but there is little agreement over their status as a single linguistic area. I conclude that they are distinct linguistic areas, but that they may fall within a much larger linguistic area including the Great Basin and Plains.

Notes

Session I, Panel 3: The Maintenance of Tradition, Tongues, and Difference: Case Studies from the U.S. and Mexico
Moderator: Heather Hogan, Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of History

Link to full text thesis at OhioLINK ETD Center:
http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=oberlin1368021379

Major

Anthropology

Advisor(s)

Jason Haugen, Anthropology

Project Mentor(s)

Jason Haugen, Anthropology

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Apr 26th, 1:30 PM Apr 26th, 2:30 PM

Reconsidering the Puebloan Languages in a Southwestern Areal Context

Science Center, A254

Areal linguistics is the study of diffused linguistic features across languages that are geographically contiguous and culturally connected. My research seeks to clarify definitions for widely used concepts, subject to inconsistent use, that apply cross-linguistically to any linguistic area. My case study is the Pueblo and North American Southwest, which have been linked culturally, but there is little agreement over their status as a single linguistic area. I conclude that they are distinct linguistic areas, but that they may fall within a much larger linguistic area including the Great Basin and Plains.