Tuscarora-English/English-Tuscarora Dictionary

Tuscarora-English/English-Tuscarora Dictionary

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The first dictionary of the Tuscarora language ever published, containing some 4, 000 main entries for particles, roots, and stems, which are illustrated by more than 20, 000 Tuscarora words.


The first dictionary of the Tuscarora language ever published, containing some 4, 000 main entries for particles, roots, and stems, which are illustrated by more than 20, 000 Tuscarora words.


Twenty-five years ago, when Blair Rudes first began his research, there were still some fifty individuals who had learned Tuscarora as a first language and spoke it fluently. Rudes, who had the benefit of working with many of these speakers, has based his dictionary on their teachings. In addition, he draws from the extensive documentation of the language that dates back some 300 years.

Tuscarora is an Iroquoian language originally spoken by inhabitants of the Carolinas. Forced to flee northward in the early eighteenth century, the Tuscaroras are centred today in two main localities: the Six Nations Reserve at Grand River, Ontario, and the Tuscarora Indian Nation Reservation near Lewiston, New York. Only four or five Tuscaroras now remain who can speak their language fluently.

The dictionary is designed for use by the Tuscaroran people in reclaiming their language, and by anthropologists, historians, teachers, and linguists.



Book News
When Rudes (American U., Washington, DC) began studying the Native American language a quarter century ago, there were some 50 people who had learned it as their first language and still spoke it fluently. He draws from their teachings and from the extensive documentation, which dates back some 300 years. Tuscarora is an Iroquoian language originally spoken in what is now the Carolinas. The people were forced north in the 18th century and now are centered at the Six Nations Reserve at Grand River, Ontario and the Tuscarora Indian Nation Reservation near Lewiston, New York. The dictionary is designed for Tuscaroran people reclaiming their language and for scholars interested in it or them. The pronunciation key appears at the bottom of every spread. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Twenty-five years ago, when Blair Rudes first began his research, there were still some fifty individuals who had learned Tuscarora as a first language and spoke it fluently. Rudes, who had the benefit of working with many of these speakers, has based his dictionary on their teachings. In addition, he draws from the extensive documentation of the language that dates back some three hundred years.
Tuscarora is an Iroquoian language originally spoken by inhabitants of the Carolinas. Forced to flee northward in the early eighteenth century, the Tuscaroras are centred today in two main localities: the Six Nations Reserve at Grand River, Ontario, and the Tuscarora Indian Nation Reservation near Lewiston, New York. Only four or five Tuscaroras now remain who can speak their language fluently.
The dictionary is designed for use by the Tuscaroran people in reclaiming their language, and by anthropologists, historians, teachers, and linguists.

University of Toronto Press

Twenty-five years ago, when Blair Rudes first began his research, there were still some fifty individuals who had learned Tuscarora as a first language and spoke it fluently. Rudes, who had the benefit of working with many of these speakers, has based his dictionary on their teachings. In addition, he draws from the extensive documentation of the language that dates back some 300 years.

Tuscarora is an Iroquoian language originally spoken by inhabitants of the Carolinas. Forced to flee northward in the early eighteenth century, the Tuscaroras are centred today in two main localities: the Six Nations Reserve at Grand River, Ontario, and the Tuscarora Indian Nation Reservation near Lewiston, New York. Only four or five Tuscaroras now remain who can speak their language fluently.

The dictionary is designed for use by the Tuscaroran people in reclaiming their language, and by anthropologists, historians, teachers, and linguists.

Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, Ă1999
ISBN: 9781442682788
1442682787
9780802043368
0802043364
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xliii, 700 pages)

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