A Language of Our Own: The Genesis of Michif, the Mixed Cree-French Language of the Canadian Métis

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A LANGUAGE OF OUR OWN

The Genesis of Michif,
the Mixed Cree-French Language
of the Canadian Métis

Peter Bakker

New York Oxford Oxford University Press 1997

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A Language of Our Own: The Genesis of Michif, the Mixed Cree-French Language of the Canadian Métis
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Oxford Studies in Anthropological Linguistics ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments x
  • Remarks on Spelling xiii
  • Abbreviations xv
  • 1 - Introduction 3
  • 2 - European-Amerindian Contact in the Fur Trade 28
  • 3 - The Métis Nation 52
  • 4 - Grammatical Sketch of Michif 78
  • 5 - Variation in Michif 118
  • 6 - Cree-French Language Mixture Types and Origin 161
  • 7 - Ethnogenesis and Language Genesis a Model 192
  • 8 - The Intertwining of French and Cree 214
  • 9 - The Source Languages of Michif 248
  • 10 - The Genesis of Michif 277
  • Notes 281
  • References 287
  • Index of Languages, Personal Names, and Geographical Names 305
  • Subject Index 312
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