Athabaskan Languages

Athabaskan Languages

Athabaskan or Athabascan (also Dene, Athapascan, Athapaskan) is a large group of indigenous peoples of North America, located in two main Southern and Northern groups in western North America, and of their language family. The Athabaskan family is the second largest family in North America in terms of number of languages and the number of speakers, following the Uto-Aztecan family which extends into Mexico. In terms of territory, only the Algic language family covers a larger area. Most Athabaskans prefer to be identified by their specific language and location. Although, the general term Athabascan persists in linguistics and anthropology, in August of 2012 the annual Athabaskan Languages Conference changed its name to the Dene Languages Conference.

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Athabaskan Languages - History of Athabaskan Language Studies
... The history of Athabaskan language studies contains some interesting episodes ... notes on the work of Edward Sapir and his students in the early reconstruction Proto-Athabaskan ... Goddard’s monumental comparative Athabaskan dictionary which is now lost “Goddard’s wife naturally evinced some displeasure, which may well explain why the whereabouts of the Goddard papers ...
Harry Hoijer
... anthropologist who worked on primarily Athabaskan languages and culture ... He additionally documented the Tonkawa language, which is now extinct ... few works make up the bulk of material on this language ...
Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics - Current Usage
... communities, somewhat more at risk among the Ojibwe, seriously endangered for Athabaskan languages and Blackfoot ... Within the Cree and Ojibwe language communities, the situation is less confident ... to prevent further atomisation of what is already a minority language ...
Noun Class - Language Families - Athabaskan Languages
... In Navajo (Southern Athabaskan) nouns are classified according to their animacy, shape, and consistency ... See Navajo language Classificatory Verbs for more discussion ... Koyukon (Northern Athabaskan) has a more intricate system of classification ...

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