The book opens with a brief history of the Koasati. The chapters that follow describe Koasati phonology, verb conjugation classes and inflectional morphology, verb derivation, noun inflectional and derivational morphology, grammatical particles, and syntax and semantics. A discussion of Koasati speech styles illustrated with texts concludes the book. Because examples of grammatical construction are drawn from native speakers in naturally occurring discourse, they authoritatively document aspects of a language that is little known.
|Series:||Studies in the Anthropology of North American Indians|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.14(d)|
About the Author
Geoffrey D. Kimball is post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Anthroplogy at Tulane University.