Languages & Linguistics

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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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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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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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kiyâm

poems

Athabasca University Press

Contemplates language loss and recovery in the twenty-first century, by relating one woman's journey in learning an Indigenous language.

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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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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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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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Otter’s Journey through Indigenous Language and Law

UBC Press

Told in contemporary Anishinaabe storytelling style, Otter’s Journey takes us across the globe to explore how the work in Indigenous language revitalization can inform the emerging field of Indigenous legal revitalization.

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Gender, Power, and Representations of Cree Law

UBC Press

This powerful book investigates the relationship between the oversimplification of gender in representations of Cree law and its effect on perceptions of Indigenous women as legal agents and citizens.

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