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Me no takee, me no do

To be filed under “more evidence that pidgin languages are street languages”:

1921: Alaskan “Eyak” Jargon is a mix of pidgins!

Well after the frontier period, a Chinook Jargon invitation in Alaska is quite a different animal from “the classic Chinook”.

“Canadian Camp Life”

Another largely autobiographical book by Frances Elizabeth Herring shows us some more BC Chinuk Wawa…

1887 Oregon CPE: Toy Chen’s opinion

More about another frontier-era pidgin…

1903: Among the People of British Columbia

Today I’d like to introduce you to an unfairly overlooked book, “Among the People of British Columbia: Red, White, Yellow, and Brown” by Frances Elizabeth Herring (London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903)…

West Coast CPE, 19th c.

One of the topics that keeps intersecting with my unifying theme of Chinook Jargon is the use of multiple pidgin languages here in the West. 

From Copenhagen to Okanogan, part 4

[Final installment.  See previous episodes for more info on this fascinating pioneer memoir…life in the Okanogan Highlands of Washington State, 1880s-1930s.  Most of what I’ve excerpted in this blog happened in the last… Continue reading

Alfred Downing, “I Signal an Indian from Opposite Shore”

The superbly readable naturalist-historian Jack Nisbet of Spokane has a column “Boundaries” in the free North Columbia Monthly, out of Colville.  Thanks to Jack for this find… His current (April 2012) column is… Continue reading

From Copenhagen to Okanagan, part 3

[See part 1 for full info on this fascinating memoir of life in the Washington Okanagan country, 1880s-1930s.  It’s still in print, apparently, from Okanogan County Historical Society.  Click the picture to visit… Continue reading

From Copenhagen to Okanogan, part 2

{Have you subscribed to get notified of my blog posts via email?} See my first post about this book for bibliographic info.   In this installment, notice the vivid descriptions of sign language… Continue reading