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Northwest Coast Texts

Stealing Light

This volume includes 4 tellings of the Northwest Coast legend of how the Sun was stolen and brought to Earth from four different Northwest Coast languages, two Salishan (Lushootseed and Halkomelem) and two Wakashan (Nitinaht and Kwak’wala). Each of the stories in this collection is presented in interlinearized format with full morpheme-by-morpheme glosses and English translations. This format makes explicit the structure of the language and illustrates the richness of grammar as it is used in context. These texts will be of interest to anthropologists, linguists, typologists, and aficionados of oral narrative, as well as to speakers and learners of Native American languages.

126 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1977

Native American Texts

Language and Linguistics: Language Studies

Table of Contents

Preface, Barry F. Carlson
Lushootseed, Vi Hilbert and Thom Hess
Halkomelem, Thomas E. Hukari, Ruby Peter, and Ellen White
Nitinaht, Bernice Touchie
Kwakwala, Robert D. Levine

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