Sibilant Harmony in Chumash

  title={Sibilant Harmony in Chumash},
  author={Madison Scott Beeler},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={14 - 17}
  • M. Beeler
  • Published 1 January 1970
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
1. The Chumash languages of southern California were once spoken in territory which stretched for some 150 or 175 miles along the coast from just west and north of the Los Angeles plain to an unknown point some distance north of San Luis Obispo. They also were used on three (San Miguel, Santa Rosa, and Santa Cruz) of the offshore islands along that coast. The Pacific shore in much of this region is closely bordered by hills and mountains: Chumash speaking groups are believed to have occupied… 
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