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Making dictionaries : preserving indigenous languages of the Americas

Author: William Frawley; Kenneth C Hill; Pamela Munro
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. Univ. of California Press 2002
Edition/Format:   Print 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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Aufsatzsammlung
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: 845443606
Description: VI, 449 Seiten Diagramme
Contents: I. FORM AND MEANING IN THE DICTIONARY 1. Theoretical and Universal Implications of Certain Verbal Entries in Dictionaries of the Misumalpa Languages Ken Hale and Danilo Salamanca 2. Morphology in Cherokee Lexicography: The Cherokee-English Dictionary William Pulte and Durbin Feeling 3. Lexical Fuctions as a Heuristic for Huichol Joseph E. Grimes 4. Entries for Verbs in American Indian Language Lexicography Pamela Munro 5. Multiple Assertions, Grammatical Constructions, Lexical Pragmatics, and the Eastern Ojibwa-Chippewa-Ottowa Dictionary Richard A. Rhodes II. ROLE OF THE DICTIONARY IN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES 6. Issues of Standardization and Community in Aboriginal Language Lexicography Keren Rice and Leslie Saxon 7. A Dictionary for Whom? Tensions between Academic and Nonacademic Functions of Bilingual Dictionaries Leanne Hinton and William F. Weigel 8. Language Renewal and the Technologies of Literacy and Postliteracy: Reflections from Western Mono Paul V. Kroskrity III. TECHNOLOGY AND DICTIONARY DESIGN 9. An Interactive Dictionary and Text Corpus for Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Nahuatl Una Canger 10. What's in a Word? The Whys and What Fors of a Nahuatl Dictionary Jonathan D. Amith 11. The Comparative Siouan Dictionary David S. Rood and John E. Koontz IV. SPECIFIC PROJECTS AND PERSONAL ACCOUNTS 12. Writing a Nez Perce Dictionary Haruo Aoki 13. On Publishing the Hopi Dictionary Kenneth C. Hill 14. Writing a User-Friendly Dictionary Catherine A. Callaghan 15. The NAPUS (Native American Placenames of the United States) Project: Principles and Problems William Bright 16. Alonso de Molina as Lexicographer Mary L. Clayton and R. Joe Campbell Bibliography List of Contributors Index
Responsibility: ed. by William Frawley; Kenneth C. Hill; Pamela Munro
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