Pitch Tone and the "Saltillo" in Modern and Ancient Nahuatl

  title={Pitch Tone and the "Saltillo" in Modern and Ancient Nahuatl},
  author={Benjamin Lee Whorf and Lyle R. Campbell and Frances Karttunen},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={165 - 223}
Le but de l'article est de rendre accessible un manuscript de Benjamin L. Whorf a propos du Nahuatl. Whorf presente des textes issus de deux dialectes (Milpa Alta et Tepoztlan) pour une analyse phonemique. L'auteur montre l'importance des travaux de Whorf dans le developpement de la linguistique Uto-Azteque 

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