First Nations Languages

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The First Nations languages of the world, many of which are renowned for the complexity and richness of their linguistic structure, embody the cumulative cultural knowledge of aboriginal peoples. This vital linguistic heritage is currently under severe threat of extinction. This new series is dedicated to the linguistic study of these languages.

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Tellings from Our Elders

Lushootseed syeyehub, Volume 2: Tales from the Skagit Valley

UBC Press

Nine traditional stories from the Skagit Valley, presented with line-by-line interlinear glosses, illuminate the grammatical and narrative richness of the Lushootseed language

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Tellings From Our Elders: Lushootseed syeyehub

The Complete Two-Volume Set

UBC Press

Twenty-seven traditional Lushootseed stories are presented in this two-volume set, complete with English translations and interlinear grammatical analyses.

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Tellings from Our Elders: Lushootseed syeyehub

Volume 1: Snohomish Texts

UBC Press

This invaluable analysis of eighteen Lushootseed traditional stories includes interlinear grammatical analyses.

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A Tsilhqút’ín Grammar

UBC Press

This book provides a comprehensive linguistic description of Tsilhqút’ín (Chilcotin), an Athabaskan language spoken in Interior British Columbia.

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Making Wawa

The Genesis of Chinook Jargon

UBC Press

A two-edged sword of reconciliation and betrayal, Chinook Jargon (aka Wawa) arose at the interface of “Indian” and “White” societies in the Pacific Northwest. Wawa’s sources lie first in the language of the Chinookans who lived along the lower Columbia River ...

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Witsuwit'en Grammar

Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology

UBC Press

Witsuwit’en Grammar presents acoustic studies of several aspects of Witsuwit’en phonetics, including vowel quality, vowel quantity, ejectives, voice quality, and stress.

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