Learning a Second Language First

@article{Waterhouse1949LearningAS,
  title={Learning a Second Language First},
  author={Viola Grace Waterhouse},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  year={1949},
  volume={15},
  pages={106 - 109}
}
  • V. Waterhouse
  • Published 1 April 1949
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
1. Chontal has been classified as a Hokan language; it has no close relatives. It is spoken by some 8000 or 9000 Indians living in the mountains and coastal plain of southern Oaxaca, Mexico. This paper is concerned only with the dialect spoken on the coast;1 I have no data on the Sierra dialect. Chontal is a linguistic island, surrounded on three sides by Zapoteco speakers and bounded on the fourth side by the Pacific. The nearest sizable towns of Mexicans and Zapotecos are two or three days… 

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