Reading and Writing the Lakota Language: Lakota Iyapi Un Wowapi Nahan Yawapi

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Based on extensive research and pedagogy on the Rosebud Reservation, this elementary grammar of Lakota, one of the three languages spoken by the Sioux nation, is the first written by a native Lakota speaker. It presents the Sicangu dialect using an orthography developed by Lakota in 1982 and which is now supplanting older systems provided by linguists and missionaries. This new approach represents a powerful act of self-determination for Indian education.

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Based on extensive research and pedagogy on the Rosebud Reservation, this elementary grammar of Lakota, one of the three languages spoken by the Sioux nation, is the first written by a native Lakota speaker. It presents the Sicangu dialect using an orthography developed by Lakota in 1982 and which is now supplanting older systems provided by linguists and missionaries. This new approach represents a powerful act of self-determination for Indian education.

Though Reading and Writing the Lakota Language is thorough in its inclusion of conjugation, syntax, and sentence, it emphasizes vocabulary and pronunciation. Author Albert White Hat Sr. presents Lakota philosophy as it applies to specific grammar lessons. Moreover, he documents the impact of the acculturation process on the language, showing how Lakota evolved as a result of non-Indian influences. The textual example offers new information and interpretation of Lakota society, even to scholars who specialize n Plains cultures. Beyond language instruction, readers will value the book for its cultural insights, humorous stories, and its entertaining tone.

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 “Every Indian language should have a book like this.”
—Journal of Anthropological Research
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The author reverses the traditional method of explaining language by showing through examples, anecdotes and lessons how people speak and think. He shows that once the words and phrases are seen in the context of people's social lives, language comes naturally, incorporating and educating the reader into the community and revealing the linguistic play characteristics of the people. A complete set of spoken-language tapes (573-2, $12.95) is available to accompany the text. Paper edition (572-4), $24.95. Set of paper edition and tapes, $34. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874805727
  • Publisher: University of Utah Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Pages: 230
  • Sales rank: 523,431
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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 Albert White Hat, Sr. is a professor at Sinte Gleska University.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2001

    Quality Language Training

    This book, as well as the tapes that acompany it, is extremely well done. Phrases and words are presented for both male and female speakers in order to help the student learn the differences between how men and women speak. Definitely a quality language training program, recomended to anyone with an interest in learning the language in order to be able to listen to, read, and speak it. With study and practice, one can be able to speak comfortably with a native speaker in no time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2000

    This is a book to use in the classroom!!!

    The layout of the lessons is excellent. The humorous side-stories I enjoyed while reading through the lessons. I use this book as one of my resources to the Lakota language. It deserves more than 5 stars. I definately will recommend this book,and the tapes, to anyone who wants to learn the Lakota language. Great work Albert!!!

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