LINGUIST List 15.2675

Tue Sep 28 2004

Books: Language Description/Chitimacha: Granberry (Ed)

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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Modern Chitimacha (Sitimaxa): Granberry (Ed)

Message 1: Modern Chitimacha (Sitimaxa): Granberry (Ed)

Date: 22-Sep-2004
From: Ulrich Lueders <>
Subject: Modern Chitimacha (Sitimaxa): Granberry (Ed)

Title: Modern Chitimacha (Sitimaxa) 
 Series Title: Languages of the Word/Materials 438  
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: Lincom GmbH
 Editor: Julian Granberry, Native American Language Services
 Paperback: ISBN: 3895868310 Pages: 115 Price: 39.50 (Europe EURO)
 As a result of inroads from French and English speakers, Sitimaxa,
 the language of the Chitimacha people of southern Louisiana over the
 past 7,000 years, lost its last fluent speaker in 1940. Since that
 time the tribal Cultural Department has gathered all the extant
 language material, both audio-recordings and documentary, and has
 begun to revive language use through its school system and language
 training programs. A new generation of Sitimaxa speakers is now
 emerging, and the present grammar reflects the usage both of these
 speakers and of the last generation of fluent users of the language.
 The present text covers the following topics: Sounds and Spelling;
 Words, Sound Changes & Parts of Speech; Sitimaxa Verbs; Sitimaxa
 Nouns; Sitimaxa Particles; Making New Words in Sitimaxa; Sentences in 
 Sitimaxa; and a general summary of the grammar patterns of the
 language. Sample sentences are included. 
 Linguistic Field(s): Language Description 
 Subject Language(s): Chitimacha (Language Code: CHM) 
 Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)
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