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Orientation Systems of the North Pacific Rim by Michael Fortescue (review)

Orientation Systems of the North Pacific Rim by Michael Fortescue (review) ANTHROPOLOGICAL LINGUISTICS 54 NO. 2 David A. Peterson, and Alan Timberlake. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (http://www.psycholinguistics.uzh.ch/stoll/publications/stoll-bickel_ sampling2011.pdf.) Orientation Systems of the North Pacific Rim. MICHAEL FORTESCUE. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2011. Pp. 138. $43.00 (paper). Reviewed by Edward Vajda, Western Washington University This pioneering study compares directional vocabulary across the genealogically and typologically diverse indigenous languages of northeastern Asia and northwestern North America. Its scope extends considerably beyond the northern half of the Pacific "Ring of Fire," taking in also the Arctic on both sides of the Bering Strait as well as languages farther inland that show historical or typological connections to the orientation systems of coastal peoples. The North American side covers inland territory occupied by Athabaskan peoples in addition to the maritime zone from the Bering Strait south to Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula. The Asian side includes East Siberia's interior reindeer-breeding groups, as well as the coastal areas from the Bering Strait to Sakhalin and Hokkaido. The book also discusses directionals used thousands of miles inland along the Yenisei River by the Ket people, as this system, too, shows clear parallels of semantic organization with North Pacific languages. Orientation systems across this vast region pivot http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Anthropological Linguistics University of Nebraska Press

Orientation Systems of the North Pacific Rim by Michael Fortescue (review)

Anthropological Linguistics , Volume 54 (2) – Apr 7, 2012

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ANTHROPOLOGICAL LINGUISTICS 54 NO. 2 David A. Peterson, and Alan Timberlake. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (http://www.psycholinguistics.uzh.ch/stoll/publications/stoll-bickel_ sampling2011.pdf.) Orientation Systems of the North Pacific Rim. MICHAEL FORTESCUE. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2011. Pp. 138. $43.00 (paper). Reviewed by Edward Vajda, Western Washington University This pioneering study compares directional vocabulary across the genealogically and typologically diverse indigenous languages of northeastern Asia and northwestern North America. Its scope extends considerably beyond the northern half of the Pacific "Ring of Fire," taking in also the Arctic on both sides of the Bering Strait as well as languages farther inland that show historical or typological connections to the orientation systems of coastal peoples. The North American side covers inland territory occupied by Athabaskan peoples in addition to the maritime zone from the Bering Strait south to Vancouver Island and the Olympic Peninsula. The Asian side includes East Siberia's interior reindeer-breeding groups, as well as the coastal areas from the Bering Strait to Sakhalin and Hokkaido. The book also discusses directionals used thousands of miles inland along the Yenisei River by the Ket people, as this system, too, shows clear parallels of semantic organization with North Pacific languages. Orientation systems across this vast region pivot

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Anthropological LinguisticsUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Apr 7, 2012

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