By Eung-Do Cook
more likely to develop into one of many vintage works in Amerindian linguistics, this e-book provides a accomplished grammar of Sarcee, an Athapaskan language spoken in southern Alberta. according to the voluminous notes accrued via Edward Sapir in 1922 and supplemented by way of wide information from Cook's personal paintings with the few closing audio system of Sarcee, the publication not just offers with all significant parts of linguistic constitution but in addition deals insights into linguistic adjustments that have happened in this century. basically descriptive, with quite a few examples drawn from textual content fabrics to help claims approximately grammatical constitution or rule, the e-book additionally includes many debts of Sarcee and Athapaskan information which undergo considerably on present theoretical concerns. even supposing the over-all technique is generative transformational, the cloth is gifted in modern analytical and descriptive terminology. Preceded through an creation defining the orthographic conventions and abbreviations used during the booklet, the next chapters are dedicated to an intensive dialogue of syntax, phonology, and morphology. The chapters on syntax represent the single in-depth presentation of such fabric for any northern Athapaskan language. a massive documentation of the geographically and linguistically very important Sarcee language, this ebook could be welcomed by way of students in Athapaskan experiences in addition to via linguists more often than not as an important contribution to the overall wisdom of language and linguistic conception.
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It is a serious matter,' he declared, and unless they obeyed 'you will be visited with your great father's heaviest displeasure. No trader shall visit younot a pound of tobacco, nor a yard of cloth, shall go into your country. " The man who threatened the tribe, Drinnon writes, "is perhaps better described as high-handed rather than high-minded. . McKenney confidently expected the destruction of tribal cultures. . " McKenney, who was celebrated by some as a champion of tribal reform, was appointed as the head of the new Bureau of Indian Affairs, which was then under the War Department.
McKenney, who was celebrated by some as a champion of tribal reform, was appointed as the head of the new Bureau of Indian Affairs, which was then under the War Department. We were late for school: Abigail Spooner was our teacher at the first mission school on Madeline Island. She had a voice that hurt on a spring afternoon, but she worked ever so hard to teach us how to read and write. We were mixedbloods, halfbreeds, neither here nor there to some. Abba, as she was known to friends and families on the island, promised that we could establish in the wilderness a new civilization with books.
Brave warriors where have you gone ho kwi ho ho Frederick Turner, in Beyond Geography: The Western Spirit Against the Wilderness, writes that the sacred tribal attachment to the earth "amounted to a different kind of possession than the whites were prepared to understand as they looked about these spaces and found them empty of visible marks of tenancy. . To them the lands were satanic rather than sacred, and the traders and their employees could tolerate the wilderness only in the hope that eventually they could make enough money to leave it behind and return to civilization to live like humans.
A Sarcee grammar by Eung-Do Cook