Francis Drake’s 1579 Voyage: Assessing Linguistic Evidence for an Oregon Landing

@article{Lyon2016FrancisD1,
  title={Francis Drake’s 1579 Voyage: Assessing Linguistic Evidence for an Oregon Landing},
  author={J. Lyon},
  journal={Anthropological Linguistics},
  year={2016},
  volume={58},
  pages={1 - 51}
}
  • J. Lyon
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • Anthropological Linguistics
Abstract: This article surveys and analyzes data from a number of aboriginal languages of Oregon, investigating the hypothesis that Sir Francis Drake may have landed somewhere on the Oregon coast in 1579 rather than in California, as is usually assumed. This study is partially motivated by conflicting navigational records in surviving accounts of Drake’s voyage. There is no hard linguistic evidence for an Oregon landing, though there are a few plausible semantic and phonetic matches between… Expand
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