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The Ecology of Language Evolution in Latin America: A Haitian Postscript toward a Postcolonial Sequel

Michel Degraff

in Iberian Imperialism and Language Evolution in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226126173
eISBN:
9780226125671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226125671.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

How can studies of language change in Iberian America help us better understand related phenomena in the Caribbean, and vice-versa? I raise some fundamental issues about language contact and its ... More


“Acquainted by Some Signes”: Communication, Knowledge, and Sign Language in Native America

Céline Carayon

in Eloquence Embodied: Nonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652627
eISBN:
9781469652641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652627.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Throughout the colonial period, the remarkable linguistic diversity of Indigenous America puzzled, amazed, and frustrated European colonists. But pre-Columbian Indigenous peoples across the continent ... More


In Australia, it’s ‘Aboriginal’ with a Capital ‘A’: Aboriginality, Politics and Identity

Barbara Glowczewski

in Indigenising Anthropology with Guattari and Deleuze

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474450300
eISBN:
9781474476911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474450300.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The politics of identity discussed here are still at the heart of current Indigenous Australian struggles for recognition. In the 1960s, for ethical and political reasons, the term Aboriginal became ... More


The Chitimacha Language: A History

Daniel W. Hieber

in Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823854
eISBN:
9781496823861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823854.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the efforts by the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana to preserve their language, including linguistic documentation


Eloquence Embodied: Nonverbal Communication among French and Indigenous Peoples in the Americas

Céline Carayon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652627
eISBN:
9781469652641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652627.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Taking a fresh look at the first two centuries of French colonialism in the Americas, this book answers the long-standing question of how and how well Indigenous Americans and Europeans communicated ... More


French in the Lower Lafourche Basin

Nathalie Dajko

in French on Shifting Ground: Cultural and Coastal Erosion in South Louisiana

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830647
eISBN:
9781496830975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830647.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter Four provides a detailed account of the French of the Lafourche basin, outlining particularities especially at the lexical and phonetic/phonological levels. It shows how the language varies ... More


The Tunica Language

Patricia Anderson and Judith M. Maxwell

in Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823854
eISBN:
9781496823861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823854.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Members of the Tunica Language Project describe their work on reviving Tunica, including descriptions of language characteristics and tribal pedagogical materials


Kowassaaton Ilhaalos: Let us Hear Koasati

Linda Langley and Bertney Langley

in Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823854
eISBN:
9781496823861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823854.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter is an update on the recent efforts of the Coushatta Tribe in Louisiana to document their language, including a major National Science Foundation grant to create learning materials and ... More


The Maintenance of Koasati

Geoffrey Kimball

in Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823854
eISBN:
9781496823861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823854.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In this chapter, the linguist who wrote the first grammar of Koasati explores some trial history and the power of the language in the community.


Ishak Words: Language Renewal Prospects for a Historical Gulf Coast Tribe

Jeffery U. Darensbourg and David Kaufman

in Language in Louisiana: Community and Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496823854
eISBN:
9781496823861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496823854.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter recounts the initial efforts of the Ishak people of Louisiana (sometimes called Atakapa) to wake their sleeping language.


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