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Vol. 43, no. 3 (Fall 2001)


Contents

Shawnee Noun Plurals David J. Costa255
Kayám: An Early St'át'imcets Text Henry Davis288
Creole Arabic: The Orphan of All Orphans Jonathan Owens348

Book Reviews

And Along Came Boas: Continuity and Revolution in Americanist Anthropology (Regna Darnell) Victor Golla 379
A Linguistic Anthropology of Praxis and Language Shift: Arvanítika (Albanian) and Greek in Contact (Lukas D. Tsitsipis) Brian D. Joseph 383
Language Change: Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics (Ernst Håkon Jahr, editor) Nancy C. Dorian 387
From Ancient Cham to Modern Dialects: Two Thousand Years of Language Contact and Change. With an Appendix of Chamic Reconstructions and Loanwords (Graham Thurgood) Isidore Dyen 390
The New Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan (Melvyn C. Goldstein, T. N. Shelling, and J. T. Surkhang, with Pierre Robillard, editors) Christopher I. Beckwith 396
Politics and Sociolinguistic Reflexes: Palestinian Border Villages (Muhammad Hasan Amara) Dilworth B. Parkinson 399
State Ideology and Language in Tanzania (Jan Blommaert) Pedzisai Mashiri 403
Koromfe (John R. Rennison) Charles H. Ulrich 406
Apes, Language and the Human Mind (Sue Savage-Rumbaugh, Stuart G. Shanker, and Talbot J. Taylor) Kathleen R. Gibson 409

Abstracts

Shawnee Noun Plurals

David J. Costa
El Cerrito, California


Abstract. This article presents a classification of the different categories of noun plurals in Shawnee and explains the historical origins of the system. It further demonstrates which noun plural classes are still productive in the language and which are archaic a nd being phased out. Various issues in Shawnee historical phonology are also examined.

Kayám: An Early St'át'imcets Text

Henry Davis
University of British Columbia

Abstract. This article presents a complete, annotated reconstruction of Charles Hill-Tout's 1905 original phonetic transcription of Kayám, the earliest St'át'imcets (Lillooet Salish) text of any length to be recorded in written form. An introductory comme ntary details aspects of particular linguistic interest, and compares the St'át'imcets of contemporary speakers to that of the text.

Creole Arabic: The Orphan of All Orphans

Jonathan Owens
University of Bayreuth

Abstract. The fact that Creole Arabic has never been effectively integrated into a linguistic subdiscipline has had the deleterious effect of limiting the contribution it has made to Arabic and creole studies, in particular, and to contact linguistics, in general. In this article, aspects of Creole Arabic are shown to be of fundamental relevance to such issues as the contrast between mixed languages as opposed to creole languages, the definition of the minimal linguistic attributes of creole languages, and the cha r acterization of what constitutes a creole language.

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