The Resource Making Wawa : the genesis of Chinook jargon, George Lang

Making Wawa : the genesis of Chinook jargon, George Lang

Label
Making Wawa : the genesis of Chinook jargon
Title
Making Wawa
Title remainder
the genesis of Chinook jargon
Statement of responsibility
George Lang
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chn
  • eng
Summary
  • "A two-edged sword of reconciliation and betrayal, Chinook Jargon (aka Wawa) arose at the interface of "Indian" and "White" societies in the Pacific Northwest. Wawa's sources lie first in the language of the Chinookans who lived along the lower Columbia River, but also with the Nootkans of the outer coast of Vancouver Island. With the arrival of the fur trade, the French of the engagés or voyageurs provided additional vocabulary and a set of viable cultural practices, a key element of which was marital bonding with Indian and métisse women. These women and their children were the first fluent speakers of Wawa
  • After several decades of contact, ensuing epidemics brought demographic collapse to the Chinookans. Within another decade the region was radically transformed by the Oregon Trail. Wawa had acquired its present shape, but lost its homeland. It became a diaspora language in which many communities seek some trace of their past. A previously unpublished glossary of Wawa circa 1825 is included as an appendix to this volume."--Pub. desc
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaOONL
Dewey number
497/.41
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Language note
Includes some text in Chinook jargon
LC call number
PM846
LC item number
.L35 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
First Nations languages
Label
Making Wawa : the genesis of Chinook jargon, George Lang
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-185) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Nootka jargon
  • Pidgin Chinook
  • Approximations at Astoria
  • The hothouse of Fort Vancouver
  • Waves of Wawa
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix--
  • Manuscript 195: A partially annotated early glossary of Chinook jargon
Control code
ocn500984491
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 198 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780774815284
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35889779
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)500984491
  • pebcs0774815280

Library Locations

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