When I Was Small

When I Was Small

I Wan Kwikws : A Grammatical Analysis of St'át'imc Oral Narratives

eBook - 2005
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Collected in this book are the personal life histories of four female St'#65533;t'imc elders: Beverley Frank, Gertrude Ned, Laura Thevarge, and Rose Agnes Whitley. These elders are among the last remaining fluent speakers of St'#65533;t'imcets, a severely imperilled Northern Interior Salish language, also known as Lillooet, spoken in the southwest interior of British Columbia. Their stories are presented in the original St'#65533;t'imcets as well as in English translation. A morpheme-by-morpheme gloss is provided for the purposes of linguistic analysis. These texts are among the longest oral narratives of the Salish language to be grammatically analyzed. They are also of a rare type, in that they consist of personal memories rather than of myths or legends. They provide first-hand accounts of what it was like to be a female child growing up in the 1930s and '40s both within St'#65533;t'imc communities and in residential schools. Important historical information is woven into the stories - about events in the Lillooet area, the traditional St'#65533;t'imc way of life, and the consequences of contact with Western culture. When I Was Small - I Wan Kwikws will be of interest to members of St'#65533;t'imc communities, including teachers and curriculum developers, and to linguists, anthropologists, and others studying the St'at'imc, their culture, and their language.
Publisher: Vancouver : UBC Press, c2005.
ISBN: 0774810904
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vi, 514 p.) : ports.
Additional Contributors: Frank, Beverley 1937-
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Alternative Title: I wan kwikws


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