A Grammar of Cupeño (UC Publications in Linguistics #136) (Paperback)

By Jane H. Hill

University of California Press, 9780520246379, 550pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2005

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In one of the most thorough studies ever prepared of a California language, Hill’s grammar reviews the phonology, morphology, syntax and discourse features of Cupeño, a Uto-Aztecan (takic) language of California. Cupeño exhibits many unusual typological features, including split ergativity, that require linguists to revise our understanding of the development of the Uto-Aztecan family of languages in historical and areal perspective.

About the Author

Jane H. Hill is Regents Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Arizona.