Languages & Linguistics

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Nooksack Place Names

Geography, Culture, and Language

UBC Press

The first comprehensive study of Nooksack place names in Washington State and southern British Columbia, based on historical records and field trips with elders.

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We Are Our Language

The University of Arizona Press

In presenting the case of Kaska, an endangered language in an Athapascan community in the Yukon, Barbra Meek asserts that language revitalization requires more than just linguistic rehabilitation; it demands a social transformation. The process must mend rips and tears in the social fabric of the language community that result from an enduring colonial history.

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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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First Nations of British Columbia, Second Edition, The

An Anthropological Survey

UBC Press

A concise and accessible overview of First Nations cultures and issues in the province, this book familiarizes readers with the history, diversity, and complexity of First Nations to provide a context for contemporary concerns and initiatives.

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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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Musqueam Reference Grammar

UBC Press

Perhaps the fullest account of any Salish language, this is the long-awaited grammar of the Musqueam dialect of Halkomelem which was begun in the late 1950s.

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The Lillooet Language

Phonology, Morphology, Syntax

UBC Press

This timely book is the first complete descriptive grammar of Lillooet, an indigenous Canadian language spoken in British Columbia, now threatened with extinction.

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Outline of Classical Chinese Grammar

UBC Press

A comprehensive introduction to the syntactical analysis of classical Chinese.

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Life Lived Like a Story

Life Stories of Three Yukon Native Elders

UBC Press

The life stories of three remarkable and gifted women of Athapaskan and Tlingit ancestry who were born in the southern Yukon Territory around the turn of the century - when storytelling provides a customary framework for discussing the past.

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