Bibliography for the Washo language

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  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1998. “Headless Relative Clauses in Washo.” In Hinton & Munro (eds.) 1998:102-16.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1996c. “Washo Pronouns.” In Golla 1996a:175-76.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1996b. “Publications Concerning Washo and Hokan.” In Golla 1996a:133-35.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1996a. Beginning Washo. (Occasional Papers, 5.) Carson City: Nevada State Museum. Pp. 58.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1993. “Western [North American languages.]” Encyclopedia of the North American Colonies, ed. by Jacob Ernest Cooke, Vol. III, Part XII: The Life of the Mind, 47-50. New York: Scribner’s.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1986b. “Washo Linguistic Prehistory.” In Redden 1986a:33-58.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr.; & Langdon, Margaret. 1996. Hokan Bibliographies: Selected Bibliography of Recent Works Relevant to Hokan. In Golla 1996a:131-32.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1986a. “Washoe Language.” Handbook of North American Indians, vol. 11: Great Basin, ed. by Warren d’Azevedo, 107-12. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1983. “Typological and Genetic Notes on Switch-Reference Systems in North American Indian Languages.” Switch-Reference and Universal Grammar, ed. by John Haiman & Pamela Munro, 151-83. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1980b. “Inclusive/Exclusive: A Diffused Pronominal Category in Native Western North America.” Papers from the Parasession on Pronouns and Anaphora (CLS 16), ed. by Jody Kreiman & Almerindo E. Ojeda, 204-27. Chicago: CLS.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1980a. “Washo Bipartite Verb Stems.” American Indian and Indoeuropean Studies, ed. by Kathryn Klar et al., 85-99. The Hague: Mouton.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1979c. “Gender and Personification in Washo.” JCGBA-PL 1:75-84.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1979b. “Why Does Washo Lack a Passive?” Ergativity: Towards a Theory of Grammatical Relations, ed. by Frans Plank, 145-60. London: Academic Press.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1979a. “Hokan Inter-Branch Comparisons.” Languages of Native America, ed. by Lyle Campbell & Marianne Mithun, 545-91. Austin: University of Texas Press.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1978. “Washo Internal Diversity and External Relations.” Selected Papers from the 14th Great Basin Anthropological Conference, ed. by Donald R. Tuohy, 115-47. Socorro, NM: Ballena Press.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1977. “A Glimpse of the Pre-Washo Pronominal System.” BLS 3:55-73.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1976. “Observations on the Yana Stop Series in Relationship to Problems of Comparative Hokan Phonology.” Hokan Studies, ed. by Margaret Langdon & Shirley Silver, 203-36. The Hague: Mouton.
  • Winter, Werner. 1970. “Reduplication in Washo: A Restatement.” IJAL 36:190-98.
  • Dangberg, Grace. 1968. Washo Tales: Three Original Washo Indian Legends. Nevada State Museum.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1967. “Switch-Reference in Hokan-Coahuiltecan.” Studies in Southwestern Ethnolinguistics, ed. by Dell H. Hymes & William Bittle, 238-63. The Hague: Mouton.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1966. “Washo Linguistic Studies.” The Current Status of Anthropological Research in the Great Basin, 1964, ed. by Warren L. D’Azevedo et al., 113-36. Reno: Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1964. A Grammar of the Washo Language. Berkeley: University of California dissertation. Pp. 701.
  • Jacobsen, William H., Jr. 1958. “Washo and Karok: An Approach to Comparative Hokan.” IJAL 24:195-212.
  • Dangberg, Grace. 1927. Washo texts. University of California Press.
  • Kroeber, A. L. 1907. The Washo language of East Central California and Nevada. University of California Publications in American Archaeology and Ethnology 4 .251–317.


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