History of American Indian Linguistics

  • Harry Hoijer

Abstract

The earliest studies of North American Indian languages were made in colonial times by missionaries. Two scholars of this period stand out: John Eliot, an Englishman who came to Boston in 1631 and Roger Williams, also English, who arrived at about the same time. Both men assumed pastorates in the Massachusetts colony, Eliot in Boston and Williams in Salem.

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