Ethnographer and anthropologist Brigittine French mobilizes new critical-theoretical perspectives in linguistic anthropology, applying them to the politically-charged context of contemporary Guatemala. French shows, with useful examples, how constructions of language and collective identity are, in fact, strategies undertaken to serve the goals of institutions and social actors.
Using the intriguing stories and words of a Quechua-speaking woman named Luisa Cadena from the Pastaza Province of Ecuador, Janis B. Nuckolls reveals a complex language system in which ideophony, dialogue, and perspective are all at the core of cultural and grammatical communications among Amazonian Quechua
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.
Volume 1: Snohomish Texts
This invaluable analysis of eighteen Lushootseed traditional stories includes interlinear grammatical analyses.
Lushootseed syeyehub, Volume 2: Tales from the Skagit Valley
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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