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A Record of Study in Aboriginal American Languages

Transcriber's Note

A number of typographical errors have been maintained in this version of this book. They have been marked with a [TN-#], which refers to a description in the complete list found at the end of the text.

A RECORD OF STUDY

IN

ABORIGINAL AMERICAN LANGUAGES

BY

DANIEL G. BRINTON, A.M., M.D., LL.D., Sc.D.,

_Professor of American Archaeology and Linguistics in the University of Pennsylvania_

PRINTED FOR PRIVATE DISTRIBUTION MEDIA, PA., 1898

PRESS OF THE NEW ERA PRINTING COMPANY, LANCASTER, PA.

PREFATORY.

If this review of my own work in the field of American Linguistics requires an apology, I may say that the preparation of it was suggested to me by my late friend, Mr. James Constantine Pilling, whose admirable volumes on the bibliography of American Aboriginal Languages are familiar to all students. He had experienced the difficulty of cataloguing the articles of writers whose contributions extend over many years, and have been published in different journals, proceedings of societies and volumes, and was impressed with the advantage of an analytical list composed by the author himself.

With this in view, I have arranged the present survey of my writings in this branch of science, extending over a period of two score years. They are grouped geographically, and sufficient reference to their contents subjoined to indicate their aims and conclusions.

D. G. BRINTON.

MEDIA, PENNA., November, 1898.

I. GENERAL ARTICLES AND WORKS.

1. The Philosophic Grammar of American Languages as set forth by Wilhelm von Humboldt; with the translation of an unpublished Memoir by him on the American Verb. pp. 51. In _Proceedings_ of the American Philosophical Society, 1885.

2. On Polysynthesis and Incorporation as characteristics of American Languages. pp. 41. In _Proceedings_ of the American Philosophical Society, 1885.

3. Characteristics of American Languages. _American Antiquarian_, January, 1894.

4. On certain morphologic traits in American Languages. _American Antiquarian_, October, 1894.

5. On various supposed relations between the American and Asiatic Races. _Memoirs_ of the International Congress of Anthropology, 1893.

6. The Present Status of American Linguistics. _Memoirs_ of the International Congress of Anthropology, 1893.

7. American Languages and why we should Study them. An address delivered before the Pennsylvania Historical Society. pp. 23. In _Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography_, 1885.

8. The Rate of Change in American Languages. In _Science_, Vol. X., 1887.

9. Traits of Primitive Speech, illustrated from American languages. In _Proceedings_ of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, August, 1888.


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