Uto-Aztecan (synchronic)

My work on Uto-Aztecan is primarily historical. The historical papers are ultimately based on my 1991 undergraduate honors thesis at Harvard.  My view has been that Northern UA is a well-defined genetic subgroup, and that everything else may constitute a similar Southern UA branch.
My one synchronic study of an individual Uto-Aztecan language is on Tubatulabal phonology, reanalysing data from Voegelin. Its main innovation is an analysis of how glottalization interacts with rhythmic stress and vowel-lengthening. The relative-clause paper was a typological survey based on the literature.

      *1998a        Hermit crabs: formal renewal of morphology by phonologically mediated affix substitution. Language 74:728-59.
      1994b         Uto-Aztecan. The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, vol. 9, 4865-6. Oxford & NY: Pergamon.
      *1985b        Proto-Northern Uto-Aztecan participles. International Journal of American Linguistics 51(4):441-3.
      1981c          Tubatulabal phonology. Harvard Studies in Phonology 2:188‑217. Bloomington: Univ. of Indiana Linguistics Club.
      1981e          Hermit crabs in Uto‑Aztecan. In: B. Johns and D. Strong (eds.), Syntactic change, 35‑58. Dept. of Linguistics, Univ. of Michigan.
      *1978b        Uto‑Aztecan *na‑class verbs. International Journal of American Linguistics  44(3):211‑22.
      *1977a        Uto‑Aztecan morphophonemics. International Journal of American Linguistics  43(1):27‑36.
                                    see also “Erratum. IJAL 44(2):165
      1972a          Uto‑Aztecan relative clauses. In: P. Peranteau et al. (eds.), Chicago Which Hunt, 230‑45.

      1997            Hasler Hangert, Andrés, El náhuatl de Tehuacán-Zongolica. Journal of Anthropological Research 53(4):461-2.
      1985            Sauvel, Katherine Siva & Pamela Munro, Chem'ivillu' (Let's Speak Cahuilla). Language 61(2):505‑6. [book notice]
      1979            Seiler, Hansjakob. Cahuilla grammar. International Journal of American Linguistics 45(4):356‑58.
      1977            Langacker, Ronald. Non‑distinct arguments in Uto‑Aztecan. Language 53(2):457‑61.
                                    DOI: 10.2307/413121

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