In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
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 challenges involved with the complex task of creating a dictionary of a Native American language. The book is also the first of its kind to address both standard and new issues surrounding the challenging task of transforming oral languages in general into written dictionaries. Making Dictionaries will be an invaluable source for those involved with all aspects of documenting and understanding endangered languages and for the increasing number of native communities engaged in language reclamation and preservation efforts.
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