American Indian Languages: The Historical Linguistics of Native America.
New York: Oxford University Press.
A detailed presentation of what is known about the relationships
of the native languages of the Americas.
Goddard, Ives (ed.) (1996)
Handbook of North American Indians. Volume 17: Languages.
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.
The Handbook is a projected twenty-volume set on the native
peoples of North America. Many of the volumes deal with regions, but
certain volumes deal with specific themes. This volume is devoted to
languages. It contains articles on a variety of topics as well as
sketches describing a dozen languages.
Additional material on languages can be found in the regional volumes.
Mithun, Marianne (1999)
The Languages of Native North America.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 770 pp.
The first part of the book,"The Nature of the Languages", discusses,
in general terms, the principal characteristics of the native languages
of North America. The second part, "Catalogue of Languages", provides
profiles of every family and isolate, including pidgins, creoles, and mixed
Silver, Shirley and Wick R. Miller (1997)
American Indian Languages: Cultural and Social Contexts.
Tucson: The University of Arizona Press.