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Outline for a Comparative Grammar of some Algonquian Languages: Ojibway, Cree, Micmac, Natick [Massachusett], and Blackfoot Paperback – August 1, 2013


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Re: ONLINE CORRECTION INSERT [Insert Last Updated 06-28-2014]
Dear reader,

It has come to my attention that an article written by C. C. Uhlenbeck one year after he wrote this piece, contained a page of corrections to the Blackfoot that is represented in this book. One can find this material if they click on the Joshua Jacob Snider Author above or scroll down on this page where they will be given the option to visit my author page where the right side of the page has links to my blog. I have put the text of Uhlenbeck's corrections there, citing the source essay and keying it [page and line] to this translation. I have also taken this opportunity to include a few corrections to my text. I urge any owner of this book to make a double sided insert out of the updated material and slide it into their copy. I intend to maintain and update this info online as needed and to keep this first and only edition available indefinitely, eliminating the need for expensive printed revisions and any chance that a copy of this book would be considered outdated because of a newer revised edition.

Thank you for your interest in the indigenous languages of North America,
Joshua Jacob Snider

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Nowhere can one find a comparative description of this language group that contains anything more than the most elementary, or that presents anything more than juxtaposition without an historical perspective. I do not imagine that I have accomplished a great deal in this direction, but I am quite confident of the scarce results I have obtained.
C.C. Uhlenbeck from the preface.

It is my hope that a comparative Algonquian grammar will be bound together with a reader similar to those texts currently available for many other language families, but for now I hope this piece will be of some use and help fill the gap.
Joshua Jacob Snider
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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Mundart Press (August 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615384021
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615384023
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,602,468 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Joshua Jacob Snider was born in Petoskey, Michigan in 1978. He has studied second languages intensively since the age of 14 and the Germanic languages other than English since the age of 16. He is a fairly competent reader of all 15 official modern written Germanic languages with fluency in English, German, Dutch/Flemish, and Swedish. His family is mostly Mennonite and his Grandparents' native tongue was Pennsylvania German, a Franconian (Rheinland-Pfaelz) dialect sharing many words with Yiddish, and Letzembuergesch. He grew up with his maternal half sister whose father is half Missinabie Cree First Nation and half Green River Ojibway. Joshua has studied linguistics both in the classroom and independently and has studied the Algonquian, Semitic, and Balto-Slavic language families for some time, but with more limited success than with the Germanic languages. He has created the publishing company, Mundart Press, which has also published a Meskwaki (Fox) dictionary. Mundart Press exists in order to produce language learning materials for marginalized and endangered languages. Joshua is currently working on English translations of works by the Yiddish author Itzik Kipnis and lives in Petoskey, Michigan with his wife Sarah and son Declan.

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So I got this in the mail today, and I was pleasantly surprised! It's translated from a 1910 Dutch book, and I guess I expected it to be some kind of print-on-demand, make-a-quick-buck reprint. But I needed the information and it was cheap enough, so I ordered it, and you know what? I'm impressed! It's really well put together! A very nice piece of scholarship! And accessible too!

First off, the translation appears to be excellent—clearly written and readable. I mean, it's linguistics, but it's approachable to the layman. It feels surprisingly modern—it's a brand new, 2013 copyright. The guy has lovingly reformatted and copy-edited everything, and he has expanded and supplemented the original text with comments and discussion including citations to recent literature. It's also very sharp looking: nice, crisp fonts with lots of tables. Great job there, if you appreciate that kind of thing.

And it's even got scholarly annotations, an appendix, end notes, and an impressive bibliography of current research on Algonquian languages. It's on the thin side, but that's not a draw back, it seems to cover all the bases; It's a very nice, concise grammar and introduction to Ojibwe, Cree, Micmac, Natick (Massachussett), Blackfoot and the Algonquian family. I have not read it all the way through yet, but from what I have read, I heartily recommend it. Plus, I've looked around, and I've not found anything out there comparable that presents this quality of information, both surveying and comparing the languages all together in the same place—which now makes it my go-to book on the topic. Well done!
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