Friday, 5 October 2018

North America’s nearly forgotten language

BBC Travel quoted retired UBC professor and anthropological linguist Jay Powell in an article about Chinook Wawa, a pidgin language of the Pacific Northwest.

Powell, who is one of the last fluent speakers of the language, said that the linguistically simple language became common in the region at a time when European settlers married First Nations women.

The article also appeared in El Pais.



Read more from UBC https://news.ubc.ca/2018/10/05/north-americas-nearly-forgotten-language/

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