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Flutes of Fire

Flutes of Fire

Essays on California Indian Languages

by Leanne Hinton

Before outsiders arrived, about 100 distinct Indian languages were spoken in California, many of them alive today. Each of these languages represents a unique way of understanding the world and expressing that understanding.

Flutes of Fire examines many different aspects of Indian languages: languages, such as Yana, in which men and women have markedly different ways of speaking; ingenious ways used in each language for counting. Hinton discusses how language can retain evidence of ancient migrations, and addresses what different groups are doing to keep languages alive and pass them down to the younger generations.

264 pp 1994

 

 

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8093-058-862 softcover $18.00 $18.00   Buy
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ISBN: 0930588622
CATEGORY: Language
HEYDAY BOOKS
March 1994
 
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