You can download my dissertation on Chinook Jargon

If you’re interested in Chinook Jargon, you can download the dissertation I just defended in the University of Victoria’s department of linguistics:

Kamloops Chinuk Wawa, Chinuk pipa, and the vitality of pidgins

It’s a labour of love.

I’m so happy to share detailed information on the grammar of one Jargon variety, and about the still-obscure shorthand that thousands of Indigenous people used to write it.

In return: You will let me know your thoughts and questions, won’t you?

–Dave Robertson

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