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Dictionary of Upriver Halkomelem

Brent D. Galloway
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition: 1
Pages: 888
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    Dictionary of Upriver Halkomelem
    Book Description:

    An extensive dictionary (almost 1800 pages) of the Upriver dialects of Halkomelem, an Amerindian language of B.C.,giving information from almost 80 speakers gathered by the author over a period of 40 years. Entries include names and dates of citation, dialect information, phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic information, domain memberships of each alloseme, examples of use in sentences, and much cultural information.

    eISBN: 978-0-520-94518-0
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-viii)
  3. Introduction
    (pp. ix-l)

    For those who are already oriented to the language and its dialects here is a quick way to get started using this dictionary. The dictionary begins with the Halq’eméylem-to-English section where you can look up words in alphabetical order by Halq’eméylem, the same order as English except that some sounds are written with two or three characters and are treated and alphabetized as single characters. So, q will be found before q’, q’ will be found before qw, and qw will be found before qw’. The plain character (for ex. q) is always alphabetized before the glottalized version (q’), and...

  4. Halkomelem-to-English

  5. English-to-Halkomelem Index