Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Historical Linguistics

Historical Linguistics at the Newberry are composed of two major collections: the Prince Louis Lucien Bonaparte Collection and the Edward E. Ayer Indian Linguistics Collection. The Newberry obtain the Bonaparte collection in 1901, which includes 18,000 different works (mostly dictionaries and grammar books for different languages). Strong representations of languages in this collection include:
  • Albanian
  • Basque
  • Frisian
  • Lithuanian
  • Celtic
  • Sardinian

The Edward E. Ayer Collection includes native languages:

  • North American
  • Hawaiian
  • Philippine

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