The Chinook Jargon and How to Use It - A Complete and Exhaustive Lexicon of the Oldest Trade Language of the American Continent

The Chinook Jargon and How to Use It - A Complete and Exhaustive Lexicon of the Oldest Trade Language of the American Continent

by George C. Shaw

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A ready lexicon of interest to students and scholars of Indian languages. The work is the most comprehensive and exhaustive study of the Chinook jargon in existence to-day, comprising a complete grammar and dictionary, with nearly three thousand specimens of colloquial and narrative phrases, with English translations, etc. It is intended to afford a complete lexicon for the use of students and scholars, as well as an attractive and characteristic souvenir of the Alaskan-Yukon-Pacific Exposition. The Chinook jargon is the prevailing medium of intercourse between the whites and the natives, and is spoken by about thirty thousand people in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia, and in some parts of Alaska. It is one of the most curious specimens of a ""mixed language"" which philologists have had the opportunity of analyzing, and has been termed a genuine "international speech."....

--Publishers Weekly, Vol. 75

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780359090075
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 09/14/2018
Pages: 82
Sales rank: 907,381
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

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