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An American Indian Language Family with Middle Eastern Loanwords: Responding to A Recent Critique
TitleAn American Indian Language Family with Middle Eastern Loanwords: Responding to A Recent Critique
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsRobertson, John S.
JournalInterpreter: A Journal of Latter-day Saint Faith and Scholarship
Volume34
Pagination1-16
KeywordsLanguage - Egyptian; Language - Hebrew; Language - Uto-Aztecan
Abstract

In 2015 Brian Stubbs published a landmark book, demonstrating that Uto-Aztecan, an American Indian language family, contains a vast number of Northwest Semitic and Egyptian loanwords spoken in the first millennium bc. Unlike other similar claims — absurd, eccentric, and without substance — Stubbs’s book is a serious, linguistically based study that deserves serious consideration. In the scholarly world, any claim of Old World influence in the New World languages is met with critical, often hostile skepticism. This essay is written in response to one such criticism.

URLhttps://journal.interpreterfoundation.org/an-american-indian-language-family-with-middle-eastern-loanwords-responding-to-a-recent-critique/

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