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By Basil H. Johnston

Anishinaubae Thesaurus

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Anishinaubae Thesaurus by Basil H. Johnston

Book Description

The Anishinaubae (Chippewa/Ojibwe) language has a beauty in the spoken word, a deliberate rhythm, simplicity, and mysterious second meanings. When Basil Johnston began teaching the Anishinaubae language in the late 1960s, there were no related manuals or dictionaries suitable for beginners. To fill this void, Johnston wrote a language course and a lexicon to fill the need for course materials. Now he has broadened this labor by compiling "Anishinaubae Thesaurus", which goes even further to fill a deep cultural and linguistic void. This thesaurus contains a useful sampling of the 400,000 words that comprise the Anishinaubae language, and it is intended to be a practical reference tool for teachers, translators, interpreters, and orthographers.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780870137532
ISBN-10: 0870137530
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Michigan State University Press
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Indian School Days by Basil H. Johnston Indian School Days, Paperback (March 1995)

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Ojibway Heritage by Basil H. Johnston Ojibway Heritage, Paperback (March 1990)

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Ojibway Ceremonies by Basil H. Johnston Ojibway Ceremonies, Paperback (March 1990)

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Author Biography - Basil H. Johnston

Basll H. Johnston is a member of the Anishinaubae Nation. He was born on the Parry Island Reserve in central Northern Ontario and studied at Loyola College in Montreal, Quebec. Johnston has devoted much of his time to preserving the culture and traditions of his Anishinaubae people through his writing about traditional legends and stories. He has published more than a dozen books and twenty articles in the United States, Canada, and Germany; and received many honors and awards. In addition, Johnston has been a lecturer in the ethnology department at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. He lives in Wiarton, Ontario, Canada.

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