An Introduction to the Shoshoni Language: Dammen Daigwape

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University of Utah Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 205 pages

This book is an primary text for the Shoshoni language that provides basic information on the phonology and grammar of the language. While the book emphasizes the Fort Hall dialect, it also addresses other dialects. Primarily conceived as a college or high school-level textbook, it is also an accessible introduction for anyone interested in the language. Readers will find useful background information about the Shoshoni people, and a history of Fort Hall into the present day. Each chapter contains exercises for the student, and sections on language and culture that discuss such topics as gift giving, presentation of self, eye contact, and other non-verbal behavior.

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Shoshoni Orthography and Pronunciation
Tsaangu beaichehku
Masen newe du hagai nanihade?

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About the author (2002)

Christopher Loether is professor of anthropology at Idaho State University.

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