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Many indigenous American languages face imminent extinction, and the dictionary, often the only written documentation of these languages stands as a powerful tool in preserving them. These essays provide a comprehensive picture of the theory and practice of Native American lexicography. The contributors discuss the technical, social, and personal challenges involved with the complex task of creating a dictionary of a Native American language. The book also addresses both standard and new issues surrounding the challenging ...

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Making Dictionaries: Preserving Indigenous Languages of the Americas 2002, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520229969

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Making Dictionaries: Preserving Indigenous Languages of the Americas 2002, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520229952

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