Anthropological Linguistics

Anthropological Linguistics

Edited by John A. Erickson

ISSN 0003-5483

eISSN 1944-6527

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Anthropological Linguistics provides a forum for the full range of scholarly study of the languages and cultures of the peoples of the world, especially the native peoples of the Americas. Embracing the field of language and culture broadly defined, the journal includes articles and research reports addressing cultural, historical, and philological aspects of linguistic study, including analyses of texts and discourse; studies of semantic systems and cultural classifications; onomastic studies; ethnohistorical papers that draw significantly on linguistic data; studies of linguistic prehistory and genetic classification, both methodological and substantive; discussions and interpretations of archival material; edited historical documents; and contributions to the history of the field.


Table Of Contents

Volume 62, Number 2 (Summer 2020)


Converging Tonosyntactic Supercategories: Crossing the Noun-Verb Barrier in Jamsay
Jeffrey Heath 

Subject Indicators and the Decipherment of Genre on Andean Khipus
Sabine Hyland

“I Don’t Want Them to Be like Me”: Discourses of Inferiority and Language Shift in Upper Necaxa Totonac
Yvonne Lam

Old Records of Three Contiguous Pacific Northwest Languages: Bella Coola, Carrier, Shuswap
Hank Nater 

Book Review
Retelling Trickster in Naapi’s Language (Nimachia Howe)
Peter Bakker

Submissions & Book Reviews

Manuscripts to be considered for publication should be sent as e-mail attachments in PDF format to <>; alternatively, they may be submitted in three paper copies. Printed manuscripts, exchange journals, and books for review should be sent to:
Anthropological Linguistics
Indiana University
Student Building 130
701 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7100 USA

Additional information for contributors may be found on the journal’s website: <>.

Manuscript Form. Manuscripts must be double-spaced throughout (including quotations, tables, references, and notes) with at least one inch margins on 8½" x 11" or A4 paper and printed on one side of the sheet only. All pages must be continuously paginated.

Text. Anthropological Linguistics follows The Chicago Manual of Style. For exemplification of all matters of style, authors should consult a recent issue of the journal. A style sheet is available on the journal’s website.

Abstract. Each article manuscript must have at its outset, immediately after the title and author’s name, an abstract no longer than 100 words summarizing the conceptual content of the article.

Citations. Citations in the text are indicated parenthetically. When an author’s name is mentioned in the text, dates and pages immediately follow the author’s name, e.g., Boas (1940:2—35). Otherwise, an author’s name, dates, and pages appear within parentheses, usually at the end of a sentence, e.g., (Boas 1940:2—35).

Notes. Explanatory notes appear at the end of the text, immediately preceding the list of references.

References. Complete references to all works cited in an article or review should appear in a bibliography at the end of the manuscript. This section, entitled References, should include only works cited in the manuscript. The style follows a modified version of that used in the American Anthropologist, listing publication dates indented under authors’ names, with titles and publication information blocked to the right of the date.

Editorial Board

Douglas R. Parks

Associate Editors
Raymond J. DeMallie (Indiana University)
Victor Golla (Humboldt State University)
Philip S. LeSourd (Indiana University)

Managing Editor
John A. Erickson

Editorial Board
Richard Bauman (Indiana University)
Robert Botne (Indiana University)
David Bradley (La Trobe University)
Lyle Campbell (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa)
Regna Darnell (University of Western Ontario)
R. M. W. Dixon (James Cook University)
Patience L. Epps (University of Texas at Austin)
Michael Fortescue (University of Copenhagen)
Ives Goddard (Smithsonian Institution)
Eric Hamp (University of Chicago)
Jeffrey Heath (University of Michigan)
Marianne Mithun (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley)
Jonathan Owens (University of Bayreuth)
David S. Rood (University of Colorado)


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