Reinschmidt, Kerstin Müller. Language preservation with the help of written language: the Sauk language of the Sac and Fox of Oklahoma

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Title: Language preservation with the help of written language: the Sauk language of the Sac and Fox of Oklahoma

Published in: Papers of the twenty-sixth Algonquian Conference, edited by David H. Pentland

Published By: Papers of the twenty-sixth Algonquian Conference, edited by David H. Pentland Ottawa, Canada: National Museums of Canada, 1995. 413-430 p.: ill.

By line: Kerstin Müller Reinschmidt

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2014. Computer File

Culture: Fox (NP05)

Subjects: Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Speech (191); Grammar (193); Phonology (194); Linguistic identification (197); Writing (212);

Abstract: This is a study of the Sauk language, its orthography and historical context, and its relationship to other Algonquian languages in general and to Mesquakie (Fox) and Kickapoo in particular. (Sauk is mutually intelligible to both of the latter two tribal groups.) Reinschmidt then describes the decline of Sauk language by the Sac and Fox tribal members in Oklahoma. A structural analysis of the Sauk language is then made including information on the Sauk syllabary and subsequent suggested revisions to this syllabary, which it is hoped might make it easier to learn the language and preserve it for future generations.

Document Number: 94

Document ID: np05-094

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: 1989-1991

Evaluation: Ethnologist, Linguist - 5

Analyst: John Beierle; 2012

Coverage Date: 1906-1991

Coverage Place: Oklahoma, United States

LCSH: Fox Indians

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