Blackfoot Grammar: Third Edition

Donald G. Frantz

© 2017

Although thousands of people in Alberta and Montana speak Blackfoot, an Algonquian language, their numbers are diminishing and the survival of Blackfoot is in danger.

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 changes throughout this third edition reflect approaches refined through years of teaching experience. A new appendix, featuring a lengthy Blackfoot text with interlinear English translation has been added, as well as numerous corrections and additions to every chapter. This third edition of Blackfoot Grammar will be a welcome resource not only for those who wish to learn the language, but for all those with an interest in Native Studies and North American linguistics.

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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.

Blackfoot Grammar: Third Edition

Donald G. Frantz

© 2017

Although thousands of people in Alberta and Montana speak Blackfoot, an Algonquian language, their numbers are diminishing and the survival of Blackfoot is in danger.

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 changes throughout this third edition reflect approaches refined through years of teaching experience. A new appendix, featuring a lengthy Blackfoot text with interlinear English translation has been added, as well as numerous corrections and additions to every chapter. This third edition of Blackfoot Grammar will be a welcome resource not only for those who wish to learn the language, but for all those with an interest in Native Studies and North American linguistics.

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Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.7in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    `It compiles a wealth of information in a single volume, which, together with the previously published dictionary, is a welcome addition to the field.’


    Canadian Journal of Linguistics

    ‘Frantz has addressed all of the important aspects of Blackfoot structure and in a way that is accessible to people who need or want to know about the language. His study is concise, clear, and largely accurate … an outstanding addition to the growing corpus of descriptions of Algonquian languages.’


    American Indian Culture and Research Journal

    ‘… this work, which greatly increases the amount of readily available lexical material, is most welcome on both scientific and cultural grounds.’


    Language and Linguistics
  • Author Information

    Donald G. Frantz is a professor of Native American Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Lethbridge.
  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgements

    Preface to the Third Edition

    Chapter 1 The Blackfoot Alphabet

    Chapter 2 Some Basics of Noun Inflection

    Chapter 3 Intransitive Verbs

    Chapter 4 More on Intransitive Verbs

    Chapter 5 Some Phonological Rules

    Chapter 6 Tense and Aspect

    Chapter 7 Four Verb Stem Types

    Chapter 8 Transitive Inanimate Verbs

    Chapter 9 Attached Pronouns

    Chapter 10 Transitive Animate, Part 1: Direct

    Chapter 11 Transitive Animate, Part 2: Inverse

    Chapter 12 Transitive Animate, Part 3

    Chapter 13 Demonstratives

    Chapter 14 Possessives

    Chapter 15 Allomorphy

    Chapter 16 Complex Verb Stems, Part 1

    Chapter 17 Complex Verb Stems, Part 2: Finals

    Chapter 18 Some Concrete Finals

    Chapter 19 Other Verb Paradigms

    Chapter 20 Nominalizations

    Chapter 21 Questions

    Chapter 22 Complement Clause Types

    Chapter 23 Translating from English to Blackfoot

    Chapter 24 Numbers and Enumeration

    Appendix A Verb Paradigms

    Appendix B Phonological Rules

    Appendix C The Sounds of Blackfoot

    Appendix D Design of the Blackfoot Alphabet

    Appendix E Ikasskini: Analyzed Blackfoot Text

    References

    Index

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