University of Alberta Press

Cree


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    Cree is the most widespread native language in Canada. The Alberta Elders' Cree Dictionary is a highly usable and effective dictionary that serves students, business, governments, and media. Designed for speakers, students, and teachers of Cree; includes Cree-English and English-Cree sections.
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    A signal event in the move from oral to print culture for the Cree was Father Grouard's prayer book, written in Syllabics and printed in 1883. More than a century later, Demers, McIlwraith, and Thunder reproduce the text, along with a direct English translation, a transliteration into the Standard Roman Orthography now in use as well as in nineteenth-century SRO. Demers offers an introduction to the work within its cultural framework; the translators together discuss Grouard'... [READ MORE]
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    Across various regions of Canada, the Cree language is spoken in several dialects that differ from one another in a few sounds and in occasional words. Most examples in the books are given in both Plains and Swampy Cree, which account for at least three-quarters of the total number of Cree speakers. But since all Cree has the same basic structure, speakers of neighbouring dialects have little difficulty in communicating, and the examples apple equally to all dialects of Cree.
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    First published in 1962, Spoken Cree quickly became the authoritative work on the Cree language. A set of 32 audio-cassettes, integrated with the printed text, made this a complete language program. The program is being revised and re-issued in three volumes.
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    This revised edition of Spoken Cree by C. Douglas Ellis is the first of three levels in a complete Cree language course, based on the "N" and "L" dialects spoken west of James Bay. Level I introduces the student to Cree by focussing on typical day-to-day situations. Each of the 18 units include basic conversation, a discussion of Cree grammar, drills, conversation practice and vocabulary list and a review section. The complete collection of sound files to ... [READ MORE]
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    This revised edition of Spoken Cree by C. Douglas Ellis is the second of three levels in a complete Cree language course, based on the "N" and "L" dialects spoken west of James Bay. Level II teaches Cree language by focussing on typical day-to-day situations. Each of the 17 units include basic conversation, a discussion of Cree grammar, drills, conversation practice, a vocabulary list, and a review section. The complete collection of sound files to accompa... [READ MORE]