The Huelel (Esselen) Language

  title={The Huelel (Esselen) Language},
  author={David Leedom Shaul},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={191 - 239}
  • D. Shaul
  • Published 1 April 1995
  • Art, Sociology
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
L'article rassemble les donnees existantes sur la structure de l'esselen, ou langue huelel, consideree comme la premiere langue native de Californie qui se soit eteinte. Il examine les caracteristiques phonologiques, morphologiques et syntaxiques de cette langue 

A Preliminary Survey of Some Uralic Elements in Costanoan, Esselen, Chimariko and Salinan

The paper aims to show that several Amerindian languages, namely Salinan, Esselen, Chimariko and Costanoan, previously spoken in California, contain lexical material with distinctly Uralic features.

Lengua de los llanos: a northern valley yokuts catechism from misión santa cruz, alta california

Abstract The Lengua de los Llanos represents a hitherto unknown Yokuts tribal dialect which was used to produce a catechism for the first Yokuts converts missionized at Misión Santa Cruz. The authors

On numeral complexity in hunter-gatherer languages

Numerals vary extensively across the world’s languages, ranging from no precise numeral terms to practically infinite limits. Particularly of interest is the category of “small” or low-limit numeral

Languages and Language Loss

In order to evaluate what people think about language in general or a specific language (structure, function/use), the authors must first understand how a language works and how it fits into context.

New California Uto-Aztecan

  • JANE H. Hill
  • Linguistics
    Journal of Anthropological Research
  • 2015
Evidence that resemblances between Proto-Uto-Aztecan and several non-Uto-Aztecan languages of California are due to ancient language contact, presented in a revival of the hypothesis that the

The Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen Nation of Monterey, California: Dispossession, Federal Neglect, and the Bitter Irony of the Federal Acknowledgment Process

T s article presents a sketch of the Ohlone/Costanoan-Esselen Nation of Monterey County, California, focusing on the making of the tribe's federally unacknowledged status. Consisting of over four



Rumsen I: Methods of Reconstitution

1. In various parts of the world, linguistic researchers face the problem that, although there are no longer any living speakers of a given language, old vocabulary lists or texts collected by

Review of Heizer (1952) and (1955)

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  • 1955

Hokan Inter-Branch Comparisons

A structural prehistory of Esselen

  • Honor of Mary Haas
  • 1982

The Mission vocabularies of Alphonse Pinart

  • Anthropological Records 15,
  • 1952