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Native American placenames of the United States

Author: William Bright
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume combines historical research and linguistic fieldwork with native speakers from across the United States to present the first comprehensive, up-to-date, scholarly dictionary of American placenames derived from native languages." "Linguist William Bright assembled a team of twelve editorial consultants - experts in Native American languages - and many other native contributors to prepare this lexicon of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Local history
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Bright
ISBN: 080613576X 9780806135762 0806135980 9780806135984
OCLC Number: 53019644
Description: xviii, 600 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Pronunciation --
List of abbreviations and symbols --
Introduction --
Native American placenames.
Responsibility: William Bright.

Abstract:

This volume combines historical research and linguistic fieldwork with native speakers from across the United States to present the first comprehensive, up-to-date, scholarly dictionary of American placenames derived from native languages." "Linguist William Bright assembled a team of twelve editorial consultants - experts in Native American languages - and many other native contributors to prepare this lexicon of eleven thousand placenames along with their etymologies. New data from leading scholars make this volume an invaluable reference for students of American Indian culture, folklore, and local histories. Bright's introduction explains his methodology and the contents of each entry. This comprehensive, alphabetical lexicon preserves native language as it details the history and culture found in American indian placenames.

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