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Title The Tsimshianic Languages in Historical and Areal Perspective
Description:The Tsimshianic Languages in Historical and Areal Perspective
"Sapir (1929) characterized "Tsimshian" as "a northern
Penutian outlier" but also "probably profoundly influenced by Mosan." Recent research  shows that the major structural features and the basic roots of Tsimshianic are indeed
most compatible with Penutian affiliation (T 1997, 2000). This is an overview of the other influences on Tsimshianic, which has been isolated from Penutian for a very long
time, and instead surrounded by Tlingit (North), Athapaskan (East), Haida (West), Wakashan (South). It may also have been at one time in closer contact with Salishan."
Citation Presented at CAIL/SSILA, November 2000, San Francisco
Contributors Tarpent, Marie-Lucie (author)
Type Text
Subject Language(s) Tsimshian
LingType ethnohistory
Files: TS-Languages-Perspective.PDF

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