Meso-America as a linguistic area

  title={Meso-America as a linguistic area},
  author={Lyle Campbell and Terrence S. Kaufman and Thomas C. Smith-Stark},
  pages={530 - 570}
That Meso-America constitutes a legitimate linguistic area has been questioned. To address this question, concepts of 'areal linguistics' are here surveyed and refined. Proposed Meso-American areal traits are reconsidered against these findings, and are compared with those of other established linguistic areas. Meso-America proves to be a particularly strong linguistic area. These results contribute both to the study of MesoAmerican languages and to an understanding of areal linguistics… 
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  • D. Beck
  • Linguistics
    International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 2017
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