Tepimans, Yumans, and Other Hohokam

  title={Tepimans, Yumans, and Other Hohokam},
  author={David Leedom Shaul and JANE H. Hill},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  pages={375 - 396}
The Proto-Tepiman speech community—that is, the community that spoke the language ancestral to all the contemporary Tepiman languages—can be located at the northern end of the present-day Tepiman range, perhaps as far north and west as the Gila-Colorado confluence, and probably within the Hohokam region, during the Hohokam time period in the first millennium A.D. Evidence for the northern location of Proto-Tepiman includes, first, attestation of language contact with Proto-River Yuman… 

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  • JANE H. Hill
  • Linguistics
    Journal of Anthropological Research
  • 2002
Advances in research on the prehistory of the Southwest provide new opportunities for linguists. This survey of major questions about the prehistory of the Southwestern language families focuses on

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  • A. Wright
  • Sociology
    Journal of Archaeological Research
  • 2021
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  • Ken Hale
  • Linguistics
    International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 1983
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  • C. Fowler
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    International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 1983
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  • W. R. Miller
  • Linguistics
    International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 1984
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  • M. Langdon
  • Linguistics
    International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 1975
phonological analysis whereby v can be accounted for as a variant of p, even synchronically, so that the morpheme -vu can be recognized as a reduced unstressed variant of the demonstrative pu' that

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  • Linguistics
    International Journal of American Linguistics
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    International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 1985
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