Books: Lang Documentation/Text/Corpus Ling: Egesdal, Thompson, Jimmie
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Author: Steven M. Egesdal
Author: M. Terry Thompson
Author: Mandy N. Jimmie
Hardback: ISBN: 9781879763227 Pages: 632 Price: U.S. $ 55
nɬeʔkèpmxcín: Thompson River Salish Speech is a 600-page collection presenting a variety of speech: 45 stories, prayers, songs, a conversation, and a traditional oration, with interlinear grammatical analysis and English translation. The speech was gathered from the last, best speakers in the 1970s and 1980s. The book uses formal devices to make the language accessible to non-speakers. Each nɬeʔkèpmxcín sentence or clause is followed by two explanatory lines: an English morpheme-by-morpheme gloss and an English translation. The nɬeʔkèpmxcín is written in surface phonemic form, using the American(ist) phonetic alphabet (APA). The book is a must- have for speakers or learners of the language, Interior Salishanists, and those interested in traditional Amerindian oral literature. It is intended to be a companion volume to the Thompson River Salish Dictionary by Laurence C. and M. Terry Thompson, which will be reprinted soon.
Whatcom Museum Publications is a continuation of the University of Montana Occasional Papers in Linguistics (UMOPL). When the long-time editor Tony Mattina retired from the University of Montana and moved to Arizona, the series moved to the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington.
Subject Language(s): Thompson (thp)
Language Family(ies): Interior Salish