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Koasati Dictionary

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ISBN 10 : 0803227264
Pages : 474 pages
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Download Koasati Dictionary PDF Full Free by Geoffrey D. Kimball and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1994-01-01 with total page 474 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Koasati Dictionary is one of the first modern dictionaries ever published of a language of the Muskogean language family, whose speakers formerly occupied mostøof the southeastern United States. When first met by Europeans in the sixteenth century, the Koasati people were living in Eastern Tennessee. In the early eighteenth century they moved to south-central Alabama and eventually migrated to present-day Louisiana, Texas, or Oklahoma. Today their language survives in southwestern Louisiana, where it is still spoken by the majority of tribal members living there. Published three years after Kimball?s richly detailed Koasati Grammar, this dictionary is the second of three monographs to result from his fifteen-year study of the language. In this work, Kimball provides the user with a substantial introduction outlining Koasati grammar and then organizes dictionary entries into two parts, the first arranged from Koasati to English and the second from English to Koasati. In addition to the English translations, entries in the Koasati-English section include sample sentences that illustrated word usage as well as illuminate traditional Koasati culture. Most of these sentences are taken from narrative texts. The dictionary, like Kimball?s grammar of Koasati, is an indispensable reference work for linguists, anthropologists, and historians?indeed, for anyone interested in the native culture history of the southeastern United States.


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Language in Louisiana

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ISBN 10 : 9781496823908
Pages : 299 pages
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Download Language in Louisiana PDF Full Free by Nathalie Dajko and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2019-08-01 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by Lisa Abney, Patricia Anderson, Albert Camp, Katie Carmichael, Christina Schoux Casey, Nathalie Dajko, Jeffery U. Darensbourg, Dorian Dorado, Connie Eble, Daniel W. Hieber, David Kaufman, Geoffrey Kimball, Thomas A. Klingler, Bertney Langley, Linda Langley, Shane Lief, Tamara Lindner, Judith M. Maxwell, Rafael Orozco, Allison Truitt, Shana Walton, and Robin White Louisiana is often presented as a bastion of French culture and language in an otherwise English environment. The continued presence of French in south Louisiana and the struggle against the language's demise have given the state an aura of exoticism and at the same time have strained serious focus on that language. Historically, however, the state has always boasted a multicultural, polyglot population. From the scores of indigenous languages used at the time of European contact to the importation of African and European languages during the colonial period to the modern invasion of English and the arrival of new immigrant populations, Louisiana has had and continues to enjoy a rich linguistic palate. Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture brings together for the first time work by scholars and community activists, all experts on the cutting edge of research. In sixteen chapters, the authors present the state of languages and of linguistic research on topics such as indigenous language documentation and revival; variation in, attitudes toward, and educational opportunities in Louisiana’s French varieties; current research on rural and urban dialects of English, both in south Louisiana and in the long-neglected northern parishes; and the struggles more recent immigrants face to use their heritage languages and deal with language-based regulations in public venues. This volume will be of value to both scholars and general readers interested in a comprehensive view of Louisiana’s linguistic landscape.


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Dictionary of the Alabama Language

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ISBN 10 : 9781477300701
Pages : 766 pages
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Download Dictionary of the Alabama Language PDF Full Free by Cora Sylestine and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 1993-05-01 with total page 766 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Alabama language, a member of the Muskogean language family, is spoken today by the several hundred inhabitants of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Polk County, Texas. This dictionary of Alabama was begun over fifty years ago by tribe member Cora Sylestine. She was aided after 1980 by linguists Heather K. Hardy and Timothy Montler, who completed work on the dictionary after her death. This state-of-the-art analytical dictionary contains over 8,000 entries of roots, stems, and compounds in the Alabama-English section. Each entry contains precise definitions, full grammatical analyses, agreement and other part-of-speech classifications, variant pronunciations, example sentences, and extensive cross-references to stem entries. The Alabama-English section is followed by a thorough English-Alabama finder list that functions as a full index to the definitions in the Alabama-English section.


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Koasati Grammar

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ISBN 10 : 0803227256
Pages : 674 pages
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Download Koasati Grammar PDF Full Free by Bel Abbey and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1991-01-01 with total page 674 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An American Indian language belonging to the Muskogean linguistic family, Koasati is spoken today by fewer than five hundred people living in southwestern Louisiana and on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Texas. Geoffrey D. Kimball has collected material from the speakers of the larger Louisiana community to produce the first comprehensive description of Koasati. The book opens with a brief history of the Koasati. The chapters that follow describe Koasati phonology, verb conjugation classes and inflectional morphology, verb derivation, noun inflectional and derivational morphology, grammatical particles, and syntax and semantics. A discussion of Koasati speech styles illustrated with texts concludes the book. Because examples of grammatical construction are drawn from native speakers in naturally occurring discourse, they authoritatively document aspects of a language that is little known.


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The Languages of Native North America

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 052129875X
Pages : 800 pages
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Download The Languages of Native North America PDF Full Free by Marianne Mithun and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2001-06-07 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides an authoritative survey of the several hundred languages indigenous to North America. These languages show tremendous genetic and typological diversity, and offer numerous challenges to current linguistic theory. Part I of the book provides an overview of structural features of particular interest, concentrating on those that are cross-linguistically unusual or unusually well developed. These include syllable structure, vowel and consonant harmony, tone, and sound symbolism; polysynthesis, the nature of roots and affixes, incorporation, and morpheme order; case; grammatical distinctions of number, gender, shape, control, location, means, manner, time, empathy, and evidence; and distinctions between nouns and verbs, predicates and arguments, and simple and complex sentences; and special speech styles. Part II catalogues the languages by family, listing the location of each language, its genetic affiliation, number of speakers, major published literature, and structural highlights. Finally, there is a catalogue of languages that have evolved in contact situations.


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Insights from Practices in Community-Based Research

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 10 : 9783110524819
Pages : 350 pages
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Download Insights from Practices in Community-Based Research PDF Full Free by Shannon T. Bischoff and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2018-03-19 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Free Access in January 2019 There has been an increasing interest in the emerging subfield within linguistics and anthropology often referred to as community-based research (Himmelmann 1998, Rice 2010, Crippen and Robinson 2013, among others). This volume brings together perspectives from academics, community members, and those that find themselves in both academia and the community. The volume begins with a working definition of the notions of community-based research as a practice and illustrates how such notions shifted, without abandoning the outlined tenets within the working definition, as the chapters developed to include notions of community-based research as a tool and ideology as well as an orientation. Each of the 17 chapters represents a case-study with the first five including discussions of broader issues and theoretical perspectives while exploring community-based research as an emerging subfield within linguistics. The case-studies comprise work from the Americas, Australia, India, Europe, and Africa. The goal of the volume is to build on the emerging literature and practices in the field to arrive at a better understanding of how community-based research is theorized and practiced in a variety of environments, communities, and cultures.


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A Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee

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ISBN 10 : 0803220472
Pages : 574 pages
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Download A Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee PDF Full Free by Douglas Richard Parks and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 574 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The volume comprises approximately 4,500 entries that represent the basic vocabulary of the Skiri language. To assist users, the introduction features a description of the Skiri sound system and an alphabet, as well as a short description of Skiri grammar that outlines the categories and constituent morphemes composing Skiri words. The first section of the dictionary presents entries arranged alphabetically by English glosses; the second section is arranged alphabetically by Skiri words and stems. Separate appendixes provide representative conjugations of Skiri verbs, a list of irregular verb roots, and charts of kinship terms."--BOOK JACKET.


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ISBN 10 : 0803242352
Pages : 584 pages
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Download Native Languages of the Southeastern United States PDF Full Free by Janine Scancarelli and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Contributing linguists draw on their latest fieldwork and research, starting with a background chapter on the history of research on the Native languages of the Southeast. Eight chapters each provide an overview and grammatical sketch of a language, basing discussion on a narrative text presented at the beginning of the chapter. Special emphasis is given to both the fundamental grammatical characteristics of the language - its phonology, morphology, syntax, and various discourse features - and those sociolinguistic and cultural factors that affect its structure and use. Two additional chapters explore the various Muskogean languages (Creek, Alabama, Choctaw, Chickasaw), the only language family confined entirely to the Southeast.".


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ISBN 10 : 9781496212085
Pages : 350 pages
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Download Basket Diplomacy PDF Full Free by Denise E. Bates and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2020-02-01 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Before the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana became one of the state’s top private employers—with its vast landholdings and economic enterprises—they lived well below the poverty line and lacked any clear legal status. After settling in the Bayou Blue in 1884, they forged friendships with their neighbors, sparked local tourism, and struck strategic alliances with civic and business leaders, aid groups, legislators, and other tribes. Coushattas also engaged the public with stories about the tribe’s culture, history, and economic interests that intersected with the larger community, all while battling legal marginalization exacerbated by inconsistent government reports regarding their citizenship, treaty status, and eligibility for federal Indian services. Well into the twentieth century, the tribe had to overcome several major hurdles, including lobbying the Louisiana legislature to pass the state’s first tribal recognition resolution (1972), convincing the Department of the Interior to formally acknowledge the Coushatta Tribe through administrative channels (1973), and engaging in an effort to acquire land and build infrastructure. Basket Diplomacy demonstrates how the Coushatta community worked together—each generation laying a foundation for the next—and how they leveraged opportunities so that existing and newly acquired knowledge, timing, and skill worked in tandem.


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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015067436967
Pages : 614 pages
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Download Language PDF Full Free by George Melville Bolling and published by . This book was released on 2002 with total page 614 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Society in v. 1-11, 1925-34. After 1934 they appear in Its Bulletin.


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Atlas of the World's Languages

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317851080
Pages : 1090 pages
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Download Atlas of the World's Languages PDF Full Free by R.E. Asher and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-04-19 with total page 1090 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Before the first appearance of the Atlas of the World's Languages in 1993, all the world's languages had never been accurately and completely mapped. The Atlas depicts the location of every known living language, including languages on the point of extinction. This fully revised edition of the Atlas offers: up-to-date research, some from fieldwork in early 2006 a general linguistic history of each section an overview of the genetic relations of the languages in each section statistical and sociolinguistic information a large number of new or completely updated maps further reading and a bibliography for each section a cross-referenced language index of over 6,000 languages. Presenting contributions from international scholars, covering over 6,000 languages and containing over 150 full-colour maps, the Atlas of the World's Languages is the definitive reference resource for every linguistic and reference library.


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The Canadian Sioux

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ISBN 10 : 9780803271760
Pages : 225 pages
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Download The Canadian Sioux PDF Full Free by James H. Howard and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2014-06-01 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Canadian Sioux are descendants of Santees, Yanktonais, and Tetons from the United States who sought refuge in Canada during the 1860s and 1870s. Living today on eight reserves in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, they are the least studied of all the Sioux groups. This book, originally published in 1984, helps fill that gap in the literature and remains relevant even in the twenty-first century. Based on Howard’s fieldwork in the 1970s and supplemented by written sources, The Canadian Sioux, Second Edition descriptively reconstructs their traditional culture, many aspects of which are still practiced or remembered by Canadian Sioux although long forgotten by their relatives in the United States. Rich in detail, it presents an abundance of information on topics such as tribal divisions, documented history and traditional history, warfare, economy, social life, philosophy and religion, and ceremonialism. Nearly half the book is devoted to Canadian Sioux religion and describes such ceremonies as the Vision Quest, the Medicine Feast, the Medicine Dance, the Sun Dance, warrior society dances, and the Ghost Dance. This second edition includes previously unpublished images, many of them photographed by Howard, and some of his original drawings.


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New Voices for Old Words

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ISBN 10 : 9780803265486
Pages : 557 pages
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Download New Voices for Old Words PDF Full Free by David J. Costa and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2015-09-01 with total page 557 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Published In cooperation with the American Indian Studies Research Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington.


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A Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri

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ISBN 10 : 9780803244276
Pages : 728 pages
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Download A Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri PDF Full Free by Jean-Baptiste Truteau and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2017-08-01 with total page 728 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In cooperation with the American Indian Studies Research Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington."


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A Totem Pole History: The Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire

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ISBN 10 : 9781496209764
Pages : 447 pages
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ISBN 10 : 0803298617
Pages : 564 pages
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Download Powhatan's Mantle PDF Full Free by Gregory A. Waselkov and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2006-12-01 with total page 564 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Considered to be one of the all-time classic studies of southeastern Native peoples, Powhatan's Mantle proves more topical, comprehensive, and insightful than ever before in this revised edition for twenty-first century scholars and students.


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Lexical Acculturation in Native American Languages

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ISBN 10 : 0195352874
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Lexical Acculturation in Native American Languages PDF Full Free by Cecil H. Brown and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1999-02-04 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lexical acculturation refers to the accommodation of languages to new objects and concepts encountered as the result of culture contact. This unique study analyzes a survey of words for 77 items of European culture (e.g. chicken, horse, apple, rice, scissors, soap, and Saturday) in the vocabularies of 292 Amerindian languages and dialects spoken from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. The first book ever to undertake such a large and systematic cross-language investigation, Brown's work provides fresh insights into general processes of lexical change and development, including those involving language universals and diffusion.