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Title: Die Völker und Sprachen Neu-Mexico’s und der Westseite des Britischen Nordamerikas
Written By: Johann Carl Eduard Buschmann
URL: www.lincom-shop.eu
Series Title: LINCOM Americana

Ich biete in der gegenwärtigen Arbeit zwei, räumlich getrennte Stücke meines
Werkes der Spuren der Aztekischen Sprache im Norden, oder näher meiner
Musterung der Völker und Sprachen des nördlichen Mexicos und der
Westseite Nordamerikas dar, welche ich von dem Werke ausgesondert habe
(adaptiert aus dem Vorwort).

Inhalt:A: Neu-Mexico 1) Topographie, 2) Geschichte, 3) Erzählungen und
Zeitgenössische Berichte (Entdeckung, Bekehrungen, Aufstände der
Ureinwohner), 4) Geographie, 5) Landeskunde, 6) Verzeichnis und
detailliertere Beschreibung von Ortschaften und Völkern/Volksgruppen, 7)
Verhältnis der Sprachen, 8) Wortverzeichnisse von Tezuque und Zuñi,
Vergleich beider Sprachen, 9) die Quera-Sprache, ihre Dialekte und Whipple’s
Wortverzeichnis, 10) Nachträge zu den sonorischen Völkern und Sprachen.
B: Britisches Nordamerika 1) geographische Einleitung, 2) Entdeckerberichte,
3) Völker und Sprachen (Atnah oder Shuwap, die Fuca-Strasse, Vergleich
von Sutil und Mexicana mit Nutka), 4) König-Georgs-Sund, Quadra- und
Vancouver-Insel, 5) Nutka (aztekische Laute, Wortverzeichnisse, Syntax und
Phonetik, Verlgeich zu Nachbarsprachen, 5) Tlaoquatch, Kawitchen,
Noosdalum, Squallyamish, pseudo-Chinuk 6) Hailtsa und andere, 7) Königin-
Charlotten-Inseln: Geographie, Völker und Sprachen (Naas, Chimsyan,

This re-edition has been published as no 20 in the LINCOM Americana
series. Written in German. Originally printed and published by the Royal
Academy of Sciences, Berlin, 1857.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
Native American languages
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862880881
Pages: 213
Prices: Europe EURO 69.80