By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland
Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."
The earliest substantial vocabulary of Massachusett was that taken by William Wood and published in his "New England's Prospect" in 1634. It represents the North Shore dialect of the language and contains over 250 words and phrases in the now-extinct language. Included are the numbers up to twenty, days of the week, months, and names of important people and places.
The American Language Reprints (ALR) series is dedicated to preserving and consolidating early primary source records of Native American languages with the goal of making them more accessible and readily available to the academic community. For a complete listing of the series, visit: http://www.evolpub.com/ALR/ALRbooks.html