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Author Hinton, Leanne.
Title Flutes of fire : essays on California Indian languages / Leanne Hinton.
Published Berkeley, Calif. : Heyday Books, 1996, c1994.
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 Floor4  PM501.C2 H56 1996    DUE 11-04-14
  
Edition 2nd print., rev.
Description 270 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 259-264) and index.
Contents Introduction: The California mosaic. Living California Indian languages / by Leanne Hinton and Yolanda Montijo -- Pt. 1: California languages at work and play : four portraits. Song : overcoming the language barrier ; Coyote talk ; Upriver, downriver : the vocabulary of direction ; Language and the structure of thought -- Pt. 2: Language and history. Language families ; What language can tell us about history ; Native Californian names on the land ; History through the words brought to California by the Fort Ross Colony / by Robert Oswalt -- Pt. 3: Words. California counting ; Specialized vocabulary in the languages of California ; "Slapping with the mouth" and other interesting words : ; Instrumental prefixes in Kashaya ; Men's and women's talk ; Songs without words -- Pt. 4: Language and dominion. On the origin of California tribal names ; A pinenut by any other name ; Languages under attack / with Vera Mae Fredrickson ; The Native American Languages Act -- Pt. 5: Keeping the languages alive. Ashes, ashes : John Peabody Harrington--then and now ; Writing systems ; Language action in California ; Rebuilding the fire -- Afterword: Linguists and the California languages -- Appendix: Reference guide to linguistic symbols.
Subject Indians of North America -- California -- Languages.
Related To Online version: Hinton, Leanne. Flutes of fire. 2nd print., rev. Berkeley, Calif. : Heyday Books, 1996, c1994 (OCoLC)606883467
Online version: Hinton, Leanne. Flutes of fire. 2nd print., rev. Berkeley, Calif. : Heyday Books, 1996, c1994 (OCoLC)607003906
ISBN 0930588622
9780930588625
OCLC number 37668069