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Western Apache-English Dictionary

Western Apache-English Dictionary

A Community-Generated Bilingual Dictionary

by Dorothy Bray

This exhaustive bilingual dictionary is the culmination of years of collaboration between educators, linguistic scholars and community informants from the White Mountain Apache Tribe. It also includes dialectical variants from other communities, including the San Carlos Tribe. The dictionary has been compiled with the goal of creating a living, working dictionary that will be of value for cultural, educational, and practical purposes. Among these are the teaching of Western Apache to children, the retention and expansion of the oral and written languages, and the preservation of traditional ceremonial songs and oral history. More widely, the dictionary will be useful to Apaches and non-Apaches in practical applications such as medicine, social work, education, and human services. It also provides through its definitions a wealth of culture, history, and lore supplied by the many community informants.

In addition to the dictionary proper, which consists of two sections (Apache-English and English-Apache), the volume includes a pronunciation guide, clarifies current writing conventions for Western Apache, and gives a practical morphosyntactic description of key features of the language (e.g. verb constructions, affixes, pronominal contructions, and paritcles).

485 pp 1998



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8092-753-479 softcover $21.00 $17.85 $3.15 Buy
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ISBN: 0927534797
CATEGORY: Language
March 1998
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