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Linguistic Relatedness Linguistic Relatedness Language Families Language Families
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Some Language Families Some Language Families of the Western Hemisphere of the Western Hemisphere Eskimo-Aleut Athabaskan Algonquian Iroquoian Muskogean Siouan Caddoan Keresan Tanoan Salishan Penutian Hokan Uto-Aztecan Mixe-Zoquean Otomanguean Mayan
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What is a What is a language family language family ? ? • Languages are said to belong to the same family if there are systematic correspondences in pronunciation between words with similar meanings .
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What is a What is a language family language family ? ? • Languages are said to belong to the same family if there are systematic correspondences in pronunciation between words with similar meanings .
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Basic Principle Basic Principle • Relationships are hypothesized on similarity.
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Caveat I Transcriptional differences are irrelevant. • Similarities in
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