With Website for Audio
Paperback ISBN: 0781813719
Yoruba, one of the national languages of Nigeria, is spoken by more than 30 million people worldwide. This book’s 15 lessons, designed with the beginning student in mind, are ideal for both classroom use and self-study. Each opens with a dialogue about an everyday topic, which is then broken down for the study of grammar and vocabulary. Cultural notes give the material its proper context, and exercises reinforce the student’s mastery of the lesson. The accompanying audio (available for free download) further complements the lesson material by helping the student learn the language as spoken. Beginner’s Yoruba also includes information on the various aspects of Yoruba culture, including religion, songs and folklore.
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0806114630
This book, the first of its kind, teaches the rudiments of Cherokee, which is the native tongue of about 20,000 Americans, although most of those who speak it use it only as a second language. Cherokee has had several recognized dialects in the past. The two main dialects today are the North Carolina, spoken on the Qualla Reservation by about 3,000 persons, and the Oklahoma, or Western, which is a consensus of the different ways of speech among the Cherokees mingled there after their removal from the East in the 1830’s. This book uses the Oklahoma dialect. Recent increased interest has created a demand for Amerindian language courses. Many Cherokees who ignored past opportunities to learn the language from their families are now regretting the loss. Parents who once believed that such knowledge would only be a disadvantage to their children have changed their minds. Youths who have now concluded that their ancestors had much to offer are anxious to investigate the language for themselves. Those who do not have time to spare for organized study would often like to have a convenient source book on the Cherokee language and its syllabary. Beginning Cherokee was written to fill these needs. It will help everyone who uses this book, whether Cherokee or not, to understand that Indian tribes are contemporary people with an enduring heritage. The Cherokee language frames an outlook and an intellect that can contribute much to civilization in the future, as it has in the past.
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1487520646
Blackfoot Grammar, the companion volume to The Blackfoot Dictionary of Stems, Roots and Affixes Third Edition, provides description and analyses of the major features of Blackfoot grammar and language structures.
The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek
Hardcover ISBN: 9004193189
The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek is the English translation of Franco Montanari’s Vocabolario della Lingua Greca. With 140,000 entries this is the most important modern dictionary for Ancient Greek and an invaluable tool for students and advanced scholars alike.
Building One Fire
Art and World View in Cherokee Life
Hardcover ISBN: 1616589604
This striking and beautiful volume can be experienced on two levels: one is simply an extensive collection of Cherokee artwork; the other is an examination of how Cherokee philosophy manifests itself through the Cherokee people's art. Organized by the four directions, the works come from both the eastern and western branches of the Cherokee nation, and range from traditional basketry and pottery to contemporary photographs and prints. This expression of the artistic and spiritual vitality of the Cherokees (despite their extremely difficult past) should easily find a place in any collection on contemporary art or Native American art. Published by the Cherokee Nation, distributed by University of Oklahoma Press. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Caw Pawa Laakni / They Are Not Forgotten
Sahaptian Place Names Atlas of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla
Paperback ISBN: 0295990260
Cáw Pawá Láakni / They Are Not Forgotten is a book like none other. This ethnogeographic atlas of Native place names presents a compelling account of interactions between a homeland and its people. A project of the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute at the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation - composed of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla Tribes in eastern Oregon - Cáw Pawá Láakni documents and describes more than four hundred place names. The full-color, detailed maps and the narrative that introduces and supports them paint a picture of a way of life. This meticulous assemblage of memory and meaning echoes cultural and geographical information that has all but disappeared from common knowledge. To create this historical and cultural atlas of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla homeland, which spans the Columbia River and its tributaries from southeastern Washington to northeastern Oregon, ethnographic, traditional, and institutional knowledge was gathered together and incorporated into a GIS database to produce customized maps that present this knowledge. Many of the accounts are from the individuals who traveled on horseback, lived in and saw these places, and possessed knowledge that can no longer be replicated. In presenting these place-names, the Tribes strive to ensure the vitality of this communal knowledge into the future. In Cáw Pawá Láakni, places named in Indian languages are juxtaposed with sites that are central to the colonial period in the West, such as those described by the Lewis and Clark Expedition and those given to fur-trading posts, missions, and places on the Oregon Trail. The atlas adds a needed and vivid Native perspective to the written history and geography of Oregon and the West.
Hawaiian Paperback ISBN: 1573061921
Chechen Dictionary & Phrasebook
Paperback ISBN: 0781804469
The aim of this dictionary is to assist the student or traveler in expanding his or her knowledge of the language and culture of Chechnya. It includes: an introduction to basic grammar; pronunciation guide; the Chechen alphabet; Chechen to English and English to Chechen dictionary; and a Chechen phrasebook featuring all topics a visitor to Chechnya needs to know, including time of day, dates, transportation, money, communication services, maps; and much more.
Chilenismos Dictionary Phasebook
A Dictionary and Phrasebook for Chilean Spanish / Chilenismos-English / English-Chilenismos
Spanish Paperback ISBN: 0781810620
Is perfecto all that perfecto in Chile? When you "throw out the chicken" are you sorting house pets or leaving town? Castilian Spanish may be the official language of Chile, but daily life is served with such a rich brew of idioms that even native Spanish speakers have difficulties. Journalist Joelson gives gringos a chance to communicate by descri
A Classical Tibetan Reader
Selections from Renowned Works With Custom Glossaries
Paperback ISBN: 1614290792
A Classical Tibetan Reader answers a long-standing need for well chosen readings to accompany courses in classical Tibetan language. Professor Bentor has built her Tibetan reader out of time-tested selections from texts that she has worked with while teaching classical Tibetan over the past twenty years. She has assembled here a selection of Tibetan narratives, organized to introduce students of the language to complex material gradually, and to arm them with ample reference materials in the form of glossaries customized to individual readings. Instructors will find this reader an invaluable tool for preparing lesson plans and providing high-quality reading material to their students. Students, too, will find the selections contained in the reader engaging. Even novice readers of Tibetan will feel welcomed and encouraged, thanks to the author’s astute judgment of student capacity.