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Christopher Loether,Drusilla Gould
University of Utah Press; 1st edition (May 27, 2003)
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by Christopher Loether and Drusilla Gould

Drusilla Gould and Christopher Loether (2003) ยท Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.

Gould, Drusilla and Christopher Loether

Drusilla Gould & Christopher Loether. Salt Lake City, Utah: The University of Utah Press.

Loether Christopher, Drusilla Gould. Place of Publication.

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.Listen to the open source audio companion to this book:An Introduction to the Shoshoni Language Chapter 1An Introduction to the Shoshoni Language Chapter 2An Introduction to the Shoshoni Language Chapter 3An Introduction to the Shoshoni Language Chapter 4An Introduction to the Shoshoni Language Chapter 5An Introduction to the Shoshoni Language Chapter 6An Introduction to the Shoshoni Language Chapter 7An Introduction to the Shoshoni Language Chapter 8
  • This book is written wonderfully. Easy to follow, giving one the ability to actually sit down and learn the pronunciation, sentence structure, etc.. with relative ease. (It does help that this was my husband's first language as a child) but even he was thrilled to get this book and study it because he has forgotten so much. It is hard to find anybody that speaks the Shoshone language at all period.

  • This book is very informative and helpful for people looking to pass the language onto others who don't have elders to listen to. It's also such a relief and joy to find the Fort Hall dialect I heard on the res.

  • wanted a way to connect with my heritage . enjoyed learning from it afar well written. will look for the cd that can accompany it.

  • I love the way the book is put together & the explanations for some of the words is very helpful.

  • Excellent at what it tries to do: Make spoken Fort Hall Shoshoni dialect teachable through using the American English alphabet. The authors, Drusilla Gould and Christopher Loether, associated with Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho, show they are experts. In addition to basic words and phrases, the book covers whispered syllables, glotal stops, accents, drills, dialog practice, and gets one familiar with a moderate sized vocabulary. It includes a Shoshoni-to-English dictionary (both ways) in the back.

    Admittedly, you won't become an expert speaker by reading this book--you'd need to speak it a lot with native speakers to do that--but it would be a big help for non-natives interested in learning. There is interesting Shoshoni-focused Indian lore, traditional living habits, and spiritual clues, too, but language is its focus. It does it well. I used it to help lend authenticity in writing my fiction novel, "Sagebrush at Stony Creek" (still unpublished) of a Shoshoni boy's adventures toward manhood and defeating evil forces around and in the reservation. See [...] .

  • if you want to under stand this language this is the book for you as it was for me. well put together to understand this important dialect of the American west

  • I am studying the Shoshoni Language, and this book is great. I was able to get the CDs that I use along with this book. Wonderful!

  • Not that it's a bad book, I haven't read it. It's just not what I was expecting and need to figure out how to return.