Hocak Teaching Materials, Volume 2: Texts with Analysis and Translation, and an Audio-CD of Original Hocak Texts, Volume 2

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Second volume of instructional materials for learning
the original
Hocąk language, featuring entire texts and a

This second volume of teaching materials for the Hocąk language
illuminates the intricacies of the spoken language by showing how the words and
grammatical information given in volume 1 are used in actual speech. A range of
entire texts is featured, accompanied by a detailed grammatical analysis and a
word-by-word, as well as a free-form, translation. Also included are two CDs
containing recordings of all texts made for documentary purposes. This volume is
an essential aid for fully grasping and practicing the Hocąk language today.
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About the author

Iren Hartmann is a PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. Christian Marschke is a PhD student at the University of Erfurt, Germany.
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Jun 1, 2010
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Comprehensive bilingual dictionary of the
Hocąk language.

The most comprehensive dictionary of
the Hocąk language (formerly known as Winnebago) to date, this bidirectional
Hocąk-English/English-Hocąk dictionary contains approximately 4,000 entries.
Hocąk is a highly endangered North American Indian language spoken by less than
two hundred people in different parts of Wisconsin and Nebraska. This dictionary
and volume 2 of the Hocąk Teaching Materials are the
outcome of a large project on the documentation of the Hocąk language, which was
carried out in close cooperation with the Hocąk Language Division, a tribal
institution for the stabilization and revitalization of the Hocąk language in
Mauston, Wisconsin.

The volume contains a lengthy introduction to the
basics of the phonology, orthography, and morphology of the Hocąk language,
written in a learner-friendly, easy-to-access style, explaining linguistic terms
so that it can be used by nonlinguists. The individual lexical entries of the
words are organized according to the standards of modern lexicography,
containing all necessary phonetic, grammatical, and semantic information for the
use of the Hocąk words. In addition, every word is provided with about three
Hocąk example sentences in order to demonstrate the typical use of the words in
different contexts. Also of interest are a frequency list of all words in the
dictionary counted on the basis of a large corpus of Hocąk texts, and a
thesaurus of all Hocąk words in the dictionary.

A valuable source of
information on the Hocąk language and culture, this work will appeal to
linguists in general, and specialists in Native American languages, as well as
anthropologists and all learners of the Hocąk language.

between the Ho-Chunk Nation and University of Erfurt linguists yielded this and
a second volume intended to teach the nation’s language. The need is urgent: a
people of 6,500 contains but 200 native speakers … This is an important
acquisition for reference collections supporting Native American studies and
linguistics study.” ― CHOICE
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