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Making dictionaries : preserving indigenous languages of the Americas

Author: William Frawley; Kenneth C Hill; Pamela Munro
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many indigenous American languages face imminent extinction, and the dictionary, often the only written documentation of these languages, stands as a powerful tool in preserving them. These essays, written by leading scholars in Native American language studies, provide a comprehensive picture of the theory and practice of Native American lexicography. The contributors discuss the technical, social, and personal
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Frawley; Kenneth C Hill; Pamela Munro
ISBN: 0520229959 9780520229952 0520229967 9780520229969
OCLC Number: 47863283
Description: vi, 449 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Making a dictionary : ten issues / William Frawley, Kenneth C. Hill, and Pamela Munro --
Theoretical and universal implications of certain verbal entries in dictionaries of the Misumalpan languages / Ken Hale and Danilo Salamanca --
Morphology in Cherokee lexicography : the Cherokee-English dictionary / William Pulte and Durbin Feeling --
Lexical functions as a heuristic for Huichol / Joseph E. Grimes --
Entries for verbs in American Indian language dictionaries / Pamela Munro --
Multiple assertions, grammatical constructions, lexical pragmatics, and the Eastern Ojibwa-Chippewa-Ottawa dictionary / Richard A. Rhodes --
Issues of standardization and community in Aboriginal language lexicography / Keren Rice and Leslie Saxon --
Dictionary for whom? Tensions between academic and nonacademic functions of bilingual dictionaries / Leanne Hinton and William F. Weigel --
Language renewal and the technologies of literacy and postliteracy : reflections from Western Mono / Paul V. Kroskrity --
Interactive dictionary and text corpus for sixteenth- and seventeenth- century Nahuatl / Una Canger --
What's in a word? The Whys and What fors of a Nahuatl dictionary / Jonathan D. Amith --
Comparative Siouan dictionary project / David S. Rood and John E. Koontz --
Writing a Nez Perce dictionary / Haruo Aoki --
On publishing the Hopi dictionary / Kenneth C. Hill --
Writing a user-friendly dictionary / Catherine A. Callaghan --
NAPUS (Native American Placenames of the United States) Project : principles and problems / William Bright --
Alonso de Molina as lexicographer / Mary L. Clayton and R. Joe Campbell.
Responsibility: edited by William Frawley, Kenneth C. Hill, Pamela Munro.
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