The Contribution of Research on the Languages of the Americas to the Field of Linguistics1

@article{Beck2017TheCO,
  title={The Contribution of Research on the Languages of the Americas to the Field of Linguistics1},
  author={David Beck and Donna B. Gerdts},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  year={2017},
  volume={83},
  pages={7 - 39}
}
  • D. Beck, D. Gerdts
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
Over the past 100 years, research on the indigenous languages of the Americas, much of it published in the pages of the International Journal of American Linguistics, has had a profound influence on every aspect of the field of linguistics. In this special centenary issue of IJAL, we begin with a brief survey of the impact Americanist studies have had on linguistics, with an emphasis on work published in our Journal, followed by five invited contributions examining in depth the past, present… Expand
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