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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A reassessment of the genetic classification of Miluk Coos
by Doty, Christopher S., Ph.D., University of Oregon, 2012, 167; 3523326
Abstract (Summary)

This work presents the first in-depth analysis of Miluk Coos, a language previously spoken on the southern Oregon Coast. Miluk is normally classified as a member of the Oregon Coast Penutian group, a sub-branch of the Penutian phylum. However, Miluk demonstrates a number of affinities with the Salish language family. These similarities can be seen in a variety of domains. There are morphosyntactic features in Miluk which appear to resemble phenomena seen in Salishan languages. Additionally, some apparent cognates with Proto-Salish are discussed, including some which seem to exhibit regular correspondences.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: DeLancey, Scott
Commitee: Gildea, Spike, Idemaru, Kaori, Kroeber, Paul D., Vakareliyska, Cynthia M.
School: University of Oregon
Department: Department of Linguistics
School Location: United States -- Oregon
Source: DAI-A 74/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Linguistics
Keywords: Coos, Historical linguistics, Miluk, Penutian, Salish
Publication Number: 3523326
ISBN: 978-1-267-56227-2
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