Univ of Toronto Pr This volume is the most complete of any published concerning the nine native languages of Quebec: Abenaki, Algonquin, Atikamekw, Cree, Inuktitut, Micmac, Mohawk, Montagnais and Naskapi.
Book News Seven essays examine the nine languages of native people in the otherwise French-speaking province. They look at the situation of aboriginal languages in the Americas as a whole as well as in Quebec, language policies of the Canadian and Quebec governments, the state of scholarship and modernization, grammatical sketches and predictions for the future for each language, and the role of the aboriginal languages in the perspective of language planning. Translated from Les langues autochtones du QuTbec for which neither date nor publisher is noted. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.