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A Language of Our Own: The Genesis of Michif, the Mixed Cree-French Language of the Canadian Métis (Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics #10) (Paperback)

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The Michif language -- spoken by descendants of French Canadian fur traders and Cree Indians in western Canada -- is considered an impossible language since it uses French for nouns and Cree for verbs, and comprises two different sets of grammatical rules. Bakker uses historical research and fieldwork data to present the first detailed analysis of this language and how it came into being.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780195097122
ISBN-10: 0195097122
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: June 5th, 1997
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics