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A Language of Our Own

The Genesis of Michif, the Mixed Cree-French Language of the Canadian Metis

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A Language of Our Own by Peter Bakker
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The Michif language - spoken by descendants of French Canadian fur traders and Cree Indians in western Canada - is considered an "impossible language" since it uses French for nouns and Cree for verbs, and comprises two different sets of grammatical rules. Bakker uses historical research and fieldwork data to present the first detailed analysis of this language and how it came into being.
Release date Australia
June 1st, 1997
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
4 maps, numerous tables
Imprint
Oxford University Press Inc
Pages
336
Dimensions
154x233x19
ISBN-13
9780195097122
Product ID
1808903

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