Lushootseed Reader With Introductory Grammar
Thom Hess with Lushootseed Class
Edward Sam with Ethel Kitsap Sam (detail from only known photo of Mr. Sam).
The book consists of a Foreword and an Introduction; twenty-two grammar lessons, each
with grammatical questions and exercises (pp. 1-116); answers to all grammar questions and
exercises (pp. 123-135); the verbatim transcripts of four Lushootseed texts (pp. 137-155); a
Glossary (pp. 157-198); and an Appendix on the Lushootseed sound system (pp. 199-201).
This classroom-tested chrestomathy should enable one to read and understand the Lushootseed
texts within eight weeks. A thirty-minute recording of the four texts narrated by Edward
Sam accompanies the book.
International Journal of American Linguistics
Vol. 62 No. 2, April 1996, pp. 222-24. Reviewed by Jan P. van Eijk,
Saskatchewan Indian Federated College.
Vol. 72 No. 3 (1996), pp. 668-69. Reviewed by
Suzanne Urbanczyk, University of British Columbia.
American Indian Culture and Research Journal
Vol. 22 No. 1 (1998), pp. 275-78. Reviewed by
Donna B. Gerdts, Simon Fraser University.
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