03_Relatedness_upload - Some Language Families of the...

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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 pronunciations are crucial. • The same sounds in different languages can
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This note was uploaded on 12/18/2009 for the course LING 155AC taught by Professor Rhodes during the Fall '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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