Blackfoot Dictionary of Stems, Roots, and Affixes: Third Edition
The Blackfoot Dictionary is a comprehensive guide to the vocabulary of Blackfoot, an Algonquian language spoken by thousands in Alberta and Montana. This third edition of the critically acclaimed dictionary adds more than 1,100 new entries, major additions to verb stems, and the inclusion of vai, vii, vta, and viti syntactic categories. It contains more than 5,500 Blackfoot-English entries and an English index of more than 6,000 entries, and provides thorough coverage of cultural terms. The transcription uses an official, technically accurate alphabet and the authors have classified entries and selected examples based on more than 46 years of research.
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- Page Count: 528 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.5in x 9.0in
‘The thought and care that have gone into the definitions are everywhere apparent; of necessity economical, they are always lucid. … The result is an admirable example of lexicography.’
Richard W. Parker
Canadian Book Review Annual
`This dictionary, the first to be published in over 50 years, is a milestone.’
`It is therefore a real pleasure to welcome the appearance of this dictionary, produced by a team with both technical expertise in linguistics and dictionary making and excellent competence in the Blackfoot language.’
Allan R. Taylor
American Indian Culture and Research Journal
`A major contribution to Algonquian lexicography, a most welcome addition to the literature...It should have an honoured place on the bookshelf of everyone interested in the Western Algonquian languages.’
Canadian Journal of Linguistics
Author InformationDonald G. Frantz is a professor of Native American Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Lethbridge.
Norma Jean Russell is a graduate of the Native American Studies program at University of Lethbridge, and is a native speaker of Blackfoot.
Table of contents
How to Use This Dictionary
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Subjects and Courses