Koasati Dictionary

Koasati Dictionary is one of the first modern dictionaries ever published of a language of the Muskogean language family , whose speakers formerly occupied most of the southeastern United States . When first met by Europeans in the ...

Koasati Dictionary

Koasati Dictionary is one of the first modern dictionaries ever published of a language of the Muskogean language family, whose speakers formerly occupied mostøof the southeastern United States. When first met by Europeans in the sixteenth century, the Koasati people were living in Eastern Tennessee. In the early eighteenth century they moved to south-central Alabama and eventually migrated to present-day Louisiana, Texas, or Oklahoma. Today their language survives in southwestern Louisiana, where it is still spoken by the majority of tribal members living there. Published three years after Kimball?s richly detailed Koasati Grammar, this dictionary is the second of three monographs to result from his fifteen-year study of the language. In this work, Kimball provides the user with a substantial introduction outlining Koasati grammar and then organizes dictionary entries into two parts, the first arranged from Koasati to English and the second from English to Koasati. In addition to the English translations, entries in the Koasati-English section include sample sentences that illustrated word usage as well as illuminate traditional Koasati culture. Most of these sentences are taken from narrative texts. The dictionary, like Kimball?s grammar of Koasati, is an indispensable reference work for linguists, anthropologists, and historians?indeed, for anyone interested in the native culture history of the southeastern United States.

Language in Louisiana

His decision to use only Koasati signage was unanimously supported by the entire council. ... Koasati Dictionary. ... “Koasati and 'All the Olden Talk': Ideologies of Linguistic Conservatism and the Mediation of Linguistic Authority.

Language in Louisiana

Contributions by Lisa Abney, Patricia Anderson, Albert Camp, Katie Carmichael, Christina Schoux Casey, Nathalie Dajko, Jeffery U. Darensbourg, Dorian Dorado, Connie Eble, Daniel W. Hieber, David Kaufman, Geoffrey Kimball, Thomas A. Klingler, Bertney Langley, Linda Langley, Shane Lief, Tamara Lindner, Judith M. Maxwell, Rafael Orozco, Allison Truitt, Shana Walton, and Robin White Louisiana is often presented as a bastion of French culture and language in an otherwise English environment. The continued presence of French in south Louisiana and the struggle against the language's demise have given the state an aura of exoticism and at the same time have strained serious focus on that language. Historically, however, the state has always boasted a multicultural, polyglot population. From the scores of indigenous languages used at the time of European contact to the importation of African and European languages during the colonial period to the modern invasion of English and the arrival of new immigrant populations, Louisiana has had and continues to enjoy a rich linguistic palate. Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture brings together for the first time work by scholars and community activists, all experts on the cutting edge of research. In sixteen chapters, the authors present the state of languages and of linguistic research on topics such as indigenous language documentation and revival; variation in, attitudes toward, and educational opportunities in Louisiana’s French varieties; current research on rural and urban dialects of English, both in south Louisiana and in the long-neglected northern parishes; and the struggles more recent immigrants face to use their heritage languages and deal with language-based regulations in public venues. This volume will be of value to both scholars and general readers interested in a comprehensive view of Louisiana’s linguistic landscape.

Dictionary of the Alabama Language

The Koasati dictionary (Kimball, forthcoming) was most helpful in this regard, as was the Muskogean Cognate Sets (Munro, et al., in preparation) which includes data from the Alabama dictionary. We referred also to the Chickasaw ...

Dictionary of the Alabama Language

The Alabama language, a member of the Muskogean language family, is spoken today by the several hundred inhabitants of the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Polk County, Texas. This dictionary of Alabama was begun over fifty years ago by tribe member Cora Sylestine. She was aided after 1980 by linguists Heather K. Hardy and Timothy Montler, who completed work on the dictionary after her death. This state-of-the-art analytical dictionary contains over 8,000 entries of roots, stems, and compounds in the Alabama-English section. Each entry contains precise definitions, full grammatical analyses, agreement and other part-of-speech classifications, variant pronunciations, example sentences, and extensive cross-references to stem entries. The Alabama-English section is followed by a thorough English-Alabama finder list that functions as a full index to the definitions in the Alabama-English section.

Koasati Grammar

Finally , some material used in the revision of the grammar was made possible by a grant from the National Science Foundation for the Koasati Dictionary Project , BNS8719269 . To all the above I again extend my deepest and most ...

Koasati Grammar

An American Indian language belonging to the Muskogean linguistic family, Koasati is spoken today by fewer than five hundred people living in southwestern Louisiana and on the Alabama-Coushatta Indian Reservation in Texas. Geoffrey D. Kimball has collected material from the speakers of the larger Louisiana community to produce the first comprehensive description of Koasati. 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.

The Languages of Native North America

Men's and women's speech in Koasati : A reappraisal . IJAL 53 : 30-8 19876. A grammatical sketch of Apalachee . IJAL 53 : 136-74 1988a . Koasati reduplication . In Shipley , ed . 432-42 19886. An Apalachee vocabulary .

The Languages of Native North America

An authoritative and detailed survey of the languages of the North American Indians.

Insights from Practices in Community Based Research

Koasati dictionary. Elton, LA: Coushatta Heritage Publications in ... Stahooba Naathiihilka (Koasati picture dictionary). Compiled by Heather Williams. ... Ittooyat Naathiihilkas (Koasati phrase book). Elton, LA: Coushatta Heritage ...

Insights from Practices in Community Based Research

Free Access in January 2019 There has been an increasing interest in the emerging subfield within linguistics and anthropology often referred to as community-based research (Himmelmann 1998, Rice 2010, Crippen and Robinson 2013, among others). This volume brings together perspectives from academics, community members, and those that find themselves in both academia and the community. The volume begins with a working definition of the notions of community-based research as a practice and illustrates how such notions shifted, without abandoning the outlined tenets within the working definition, as the chapters developed to include notions of community-based research as a tool and ideology as well as an orientation. Each of the 17 chapters represents a case-study with the first five including discussions of broader issues and theoretical perspectives while exploring community-based research as an emerging subfield within linguistics. The case-studies comprise work from the Americas, Australia, India, Europe, and Africa. The goal of the volume is to build on the emerging literature and practices in the field to arrive at a better understanding of how community-based research is theorized and practiced in a variety of environments, communities, and cultures.

A Grammar and Dictionary of the Timucua Language

... by Mary Haas (1940, 1941, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1956, 1960), or (B) the historically known later Muskogean languages, particularly those of the western section of Eastern Muskogean — Apalachee, Alabama, and Koasati.

A Grammar and Dictionary of the Timucua Language

Taken from the surviving contemporary documentary sources, Julian Granberry's volume describes the grammar and lexicon for the extinct 17th-century Timucua language of Central and North Florida and traces the origins of the 17th-century Timucua speakers and their language. Originally privately published in 1987, with limited circulation, this is the only available publication on the Timucuan language. It provides full grammatical analysis and complete lexical data, and it synthesizes both linguistic and archaeological data in order to provide a coherent picture of the Timucua peoples. Granberry traces the probable historical origins of Timucua speakers to a central Amazonian homeland at approximately 2,500 B.C. and proposes that Timucua speakers were responsible for introducing ceramic wares into North America.

A Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee

By John Enrico Koasati Dictionary By Geoffrey D. Kimball with the assistance of Bel Abbey , Martha John , and Ruth Poncho Northern Haida Songs By John Enrico and Wendy Bross Stuart Koasati Grammar By Geoffrey D. Kimball with the ...

A Dictionary of Skiri Pawnee

"The volume comprises approximately 4,500 entries that represent the basic vocabulary of the Skiri language. To assist users, the introduction features a description of the Skiri sound system and an alphabet, as well as a short description of Skiri grammar that outlines the categories and constituent morphemes composing Skiri words. The first section of the dictionary presents entries arranged alphabetically by English glosses; the second section is arranged alphabetically by Skiri words and stems. Separate appendixes provide representative conjugations of Skiri verbs, a list of irregular verb roots, and charts of kinship terms."--BOOK JACKET.

Native Languages of the Southeastern United States

He began the study of Koasati in 1978 , wrote his doctoral dissertation on Koasati , and is the author of Koasati Grammar ( 1991 ) and Koasati Dictionary ( 1994 ) . A volume of Koasati traditional narratives is in press .

Native Languages of the Southeastern United States

"Contributing linguists draw on their latest fieldwork and research, starting with a background chapter on the history of research on the Native languages of the Southeast. Eight chapters each provide an overview and grammatical sketch of a language, basing discussion on a narrative text presented at the beginning of the chapter. Special emphasis is given to both the fundamental grammatical characteristics of the language - its phonology, morphology, syntax, and various discourse features - and those sociolinguistic and cultural factors that affect its structure and use. Two additional chapters explore the various Muskogean languages (Creek, Alabama, Choctaw, Chickasaw), the only language family confined entirely to the Southeast.".

Basket Diplomacy

Jacobson, “Koasati Cultural Change,” 136–37. 9. Introduced by Harvison and Owens, “Bel Abbey: Koasati Stories,” 80. ... entitled Koasati Grammar, and then the Koasati Dictionary (1994) and Koasati Traditional Narratives (2010).

Basket Diplomacy

Basket Diplomacy reveals how the Coushatta people made the Bayou Blue settlement their home by embedding themselves into the area’s cultural, economic, and political domains.

Atlas of the World s Languages

Harrington, John P. (1928) Vocabulary of the Kiowa Language. (Smithsonian Institution, BAE, Bul. 84.) ... Linguistics 104:49–73 Hukari, Thomas and Ruby Peter (1995) Hul'q'umin'um' Dictionary. ... Koasati Dictionary. Lincoln, NB: UNP.

Atlas of the World s Languages

Before the first appearance of the Atlas of the World's Languages in 1993, all the world's languages had never been accurately and completely mapped. The Atlas depicts the location of every known living language, including languages on the point of extinction. This fully revised edition of the Atlas offers: up-to-date research, some from fieldwork in early 2006 a general linguistic history of each section an overview of the genetic relations of the languages in each section statistical and sociolinguistic information a large number of new or completely updated maps further reading and a bibliography for each section a cross-referenced language index of over 6,000 languages. Presenting contributions from international scholars, covering over 6,000 languages and containing over 150 full-colour maps, the Atlas of the World's Languages is the definitive reference resource for every linguistic and reference library.

Language

Koasati dictionary . By G. D. Kimball with the assistance of B. Abbey , M. John , and R. Poncho . BN by W. Davies . 72.647 ( 1996 ) . Koasati grammar . By G. D. Kimball . BN by J. M. Scobbie . 68.660 ( 1992 ) .

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The Canadian Sioux

... 1706–1875 By Thomas W. Kavanagh Koasati Dictionary By Geoffrey D. Kimball with the assistance of Bel Abbey, Martha John, and Ruth Poncho Koasati Grammar By Geoffrey D. Kimball with the assistance of Bel Abbey, Nora Abbey, ...

The Canadian Sioux

The Canadian Sioux are descendants of Santees, Yanktonais, and Tetons from the United States who sought refuge in Canada during the 1860s and 1870s. Living today on eight reserves in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, they are the least studied of all the Sioux groups. This book, originally published in 1984, helps fill that gap in the literature and remains relevant even in the twenty-first century. Based on Howard’s fieldwork in the 1970s and supplemented by written sources, The Canadian Sioux, Second Edition descriptively reconstructs their traditional culture, many aspects of which are still practiced or remembered by Canadian Sioux although long forgotten by their relatives in the United States. Rich in detail, it presents an abundance of information on topics such as tribal divisions, documented history and traditional history, warfare, economy, social life, philosophy and religion, and ceremonialism. Nearly half the book is devoted to Canadian Sioux religion and describes such ceremonies as the Vision Quest, the Medicine Feast, the Medicine Dance, the Sun Dance, warrior society dances, and the Ghost Dance. This second edition includes previously unpublished images, many of them photographed by Howard, and some of his original drawings.

A Totem Pole History

... 1706–1875 By Thomas W. Kavanagh Koasati Dictionary By Geoffrey D. Kimball with the assistance of Bel Abbey, Martha John, and Ruth Poncho Koasati Grammar By Geoffrey D. Kimball with the assistance of Bel Abbey, Nora Abbey, ...

A Totem Pole History

Joseph Hillaire (Lummi, 1894–1967) is recognized as one of the great Coast Salish artists, carvers, and tradition-bearers of the twentieth century. In A Totem Pole History, his daughter Pauline Hillaire, Scälla–Of the Killer Whale, who is herself a well-known cultural historian and conservator, tells the story of her father’s life and the traditional and contemporary Lummi narratives that influenced his work. A Totem Pole History contains seventy-six photographs, including Joe’s most significant totem poles, many of which Pauline watched him carve. She conveys with great insight the stories, teachings, and history expressed by her father’s totem poles. Eight contributors provide essays on Coast Salish art and carving, adding to the author’s portrayal of Joe’s philosophy of art in Salish life, particularly in the context of twentieth century intercultural relations. This engaging volume provides an historical record to encourage Native artists and brings the work of a respected Salish carver to the attention of a broader audience.

New Voices for Old Words

... 1706-1875 By Thomas W. Kavanagh Koasati Dictionary By Geoffrey D. Kimball with the assistance of Bel Abbey, Martha John, and Ruth Poncho Koasati Grammar By Geoffrey D. Kimball with the assistance of Bel Abbey, Nora Abbey, ...

New Voices for Old Words

Published In cooperation with the American Indian Studies Research Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington.

A Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri

Comanche Ethnography: Field Notes of E. Adamson Hoebel, Waldo R. Wedel, Gustav G. Carlson, and Robert H. Lowie Compiled and edited by Thomas W. Kavanagh The Comanches: A History, 1706–1875 By Thomas W. Kavanagh Koasati Dictionary By ...

A Fur Trader on the Upper Missouri

"In cooperation with the American Indian Studies Research Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington."

Powhatan s Mantle

... Geoffrey D. Kimball , Koasati Dictionary ( Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 1994 ) , and Koasati Grammar ( Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 1991 ) ; Jack B. Martin and Margaret McKane Mauldin , A Dictionary of Creek ...

Powhatan s Mantle

Considered to be one of the all-time classic studies of southeastern Native peoples, Powhatan's Mantle proves more topical, comprehensive, and insightful than ever before in this revised edition for twenty-first century scholars and students.

Lexical Acculturation in Native American Languages

Kawaiisu: A grammar and dictionary with texts. Berkeley: University of California ... Koasati Muskogean; Alabama; t = 74, 1–9 (S:7, F:2), n = 66, 9% = 12, Ci = -0.77. ... Note: Kimball (1994) published a Koasati dictionary after 1993.

Lexical Acculturation in Native American Languages

Lexical acculturation refers to the accommodation of languages to new objects and concepts encountered as the result of culture contact. This unique study analyzes a survey of words for 77 items of European culture (e.g. chicken, horse, apple, rice, scissors, soap, and Saturday) in the vocabularies of 292 Amerindian languages and dialects spoken from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. The first book ever to undertake such a large and systematic cross-language investigation, Brown's work provides fresh insights into general processes of lexical change and development, including those involving language universals and diffusion.

The Spirit and the Sky

... 1706–1875 By Thomas W. Kavanagh Koasati Dictionary By Geoffrey D. Kimball with the assistance of Bel Abbey, Martha John, and Ruth Poncho Koasati Grammar By Geoffrey D. Kimball with the assistance of Bel Abbey, Nora Abbey, ...

The Spirit and the Sky

Published in cooperation with the American Indian Studies Research Institute, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Life Among the Indians

... 1706–1875 By Thomas W. Kavanagh Koasati Dictionary By Geoffrey D. Kimball with the assistance of Bel Abbey, Martha John, and Ruth Poncho Koasati Grammar By Geoffrey D. Kimball with the assistance of Bel Abbey, Nora Abbey, ...

Life Among the Indians

Alice C. Fletcher (1838-1923), one of the few women who became anthropologists in the United States during the nineteenth century, was a pioneer in the practice of participant-observation ethnography. She focused her studies over many years among the Native tribes in Nebraska and South Dakota. Life among the Indians, Fletcher's popularized autobiographical memoir written in 1886-87 about her first fieldwork among the Sioux and the Omahas during 1881-82, remained unpublished in Fletcher's archives at the Smithsonian Institution for more than one hundred years. In it Fletcher depicts the humor and hardships of her field experiences as a middle-aged woman undertaking anthropological fieldwork alone, while showing genuine respect and compassion for Native ways and beliefs that was far ahead of her time. What emerges is a complex and fascinating picture of a woman questioning the cultural and gender expectations of nineteenth-century America while insightfully portraying rapidly changing reservation life. Fletcher's account of her early fieldwork is available here for the first time, accompanied by an essay by the editors that sheds light on Fletcher's place in the development of anthropology and the role of women in the discipline.