900 pages, 8 1/2 x 11
University of Washington Press
With the help of elders, educators, and tribal councils of the KlallamTribes at Elwha, Port Gamble, and Jamestown, Washington, and Becher Bayon Vancouver Island, Timothy Montler has compiled a comprehensivedictionary of the Klallam language. It includes over 9,000 entries, abrief grammatical sketch, and numerous indexes, along with a wealth ofcultural information. Klallam is the language of the people whoseancestors lived at Tse-whit-zen, the largest archaeological site inWashington. An endangered language, it is being revived through theefforts of the Klallam Language Program.
Rich in authentic cultural content and detailed linguistic analysis, this comprehensive work is an important legacy for the Klallam people and an excellent contribution to research on Salish languages.
Timothy Montler is a professor at the University ofNorth Texas. He is the author of many articles and books on NativeAmerican languages.
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