Origins of Linguistic Diversity in the Aleutian Islands

@inproceedings{Berge2010OriginsOL,
  title={Origins of Linguistic Diversity in the Aleutian Islands},
  author={Anna Berge},
  booktitle={Human biology},
  year={2010}
}
  • Anna Berge
  • Published in Human biology 1 December 2010
  • Linguistics
Abstract The Aleut language, currently spoken along the Aleutian chain and the Pribilof and Commander islands, is the only language in its branch of the Eskimo-Aleut language family, and traditional methods of linguistic reconstruction have neither satisfactorily explained its relationship with languages on the Asian continent nor its development from Proto-Eskimo-Aleut. Linguistic reconstruction has always been important in understanding the prehistory and history of the Aleuts, and new… 
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