Category: Books

Books of interest to members

Book: Uncommon Anthropologist

book cover for Uncommon Anthropologist

SSILA members may be interested in the recently-published book, Uncommon Anthropologist, by Nancy Mattina, published by the University of Oklahoma Press. View the details of this book on the University of Oklahoma Press website, and check out the summary below. A trailblazer in Native American linguistics and anthropology, Gladys Reichard (1893–1955) is one of America’s […]

Recent publications from SIL Mexico (Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C.)

New publications Anderson, Judith Lynn. 2018. Gramática del chinanteco de Santiago Comaltepec, Oaxaca. Beal, Heather (ed.). 2018. Bichos / Bugs. Harris, Larry R. & Mary Harris. 2018. Propuesta de convenciones para escribir el mixteco del suroeste de Tlaxiaco. New versions of previous publications Brockway, Earl, Gertrude Brockway & Leodegario Santos V. 2018. Diccionario náhuatl norte […]

Mobilian Trade Language phrasebook and lexicon (Kaufman)

The Mobilian Trade Language (aka Mobilian Jargon) is a Native American pidgin, primarily based on Muskogean languages, that was spoken in the North American Southeast until the 1950s. For centuries, Mobilian Trade Language served as a lingua franca for various indigenous groups (and later Europeans and Africans) that came together for trade and ritual. As […]

Native Literatures of the Americas (U Nebraska Press)

The series showcases the rich literary traditions of the Indigenous peoples of the Americas.  Native Literatures of the Americas primarily publishes collected volumes of newly translated oral literatures and indigenous texts, as well as retranslations of classic texts. Each volume is accompanied by expert commentary and interpretive contextualization of Indigenous literatures. View the books in […]