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By Eung-Do Cook

ISBN-10: 0774802006

ISBN-13: 9780774802000

prone to turn into one of many vintage works in Amerindian linguistics, this e-book offers a complete grammar of Sarcee, an Athapaskan language spoken in southern Alberta. in keeping with the voluminous notes gathered by way of Edward Sapir in 1922 and supplemented by means of large facts from Cook's personal paintings with the few ultimate audio system of Sarcee, the ebook not just bargains with all significant components of linguistic constitution but additionally deals insights into linguistic adjustments that have happened in this century. essentially descriptive, with a number of examples drawn from textual content fabrics to aid claims approximately grammatical constitution or rule, the publication additionally includes many money owed of Sarcee and Athapaskan info which endure considerably on present theoretical concerns. even if the over-all strategy is generative transformational, the fabric is gifted in modern analytical and descriptive terminology. Preceded by way of an advent defining the orthographic conventions and abbreviations used through the ebook, the subsequent chapters are dedicated to an intensive dialogue of syntax, phonology, and morphology. The chapters on syntax represent the one in-depth presentation of such fabric for any northern Athapaskan language. an incredible documentation of the geographically and linguistically vital Sarcee language, this booklet could be welcomed through students in Athapaskan reviews in addition to via linguists ordinarily as an important contribution to the final wisdom of language and linguistic concept.

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While in the territory between the United States and Spain, Gutiérrez witnessed the growing interest among Anglo-Americans to migrate into Texas and establish an independent republic with closer mercantile ties to the United States. , passing through Tennessee and Kentucky along the way. While in those states, Gutiérrez received even greater support in the form of volunteers for any expedition he might want to undertake in Texas. Once in Washington, Gutiérrez met with Secretary of State James Monroe to request American troops in order to establish a republic in Texas.

18 Salcedo’s statements attempted to raise doubts in the minds of Bexareños regarding their desires to change the status quo. No matter how discouraging the existing situation, Salcedo noted, hardships would only increase without Spanish support and largess. His direct lan34 Three Worlds in 1821 guage concerning independence indicated that people were discussing the topic among themselves in the province. These two events, the investigation and Salcedo’s speech, more than Casas’s rebellion itself, display early evidence of national concerns seeping into the conversations of Bexareños.

The lack 32 Three Worlds in 1821 of direct, active participation by the citizens of Béxar precludes calling these events part of a larger social revolution. While Casas set out to confiscate the property of Europeans in Béxar, his revolt lacked any stated ideology and never attempted to restructure society in a comprehensive way. Nevertheless, the readiness of Bexareños to revolt against royal government officials suggested a growing sense of dissatisfaction with the viceregal government and perhaps the desire for increased political autonomy.

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