A Language of Our Own : The Genesis of Michif, the Mixed Cree-French Language of the Canadian Metis
The Michif language - spoken by descendants of French Canadian fur traders and Cree Indians in western Canada - uses French for nouns and Cree for verbs, and has two sets of grammatical rules. Bakker uses historical research and fieldwork data to present an analysis of how it came into being.
- Electronic book text | 337 pages
- 01 Dec 1997
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- [Rev. e.
"Bakker offers us here a thorough grammatical description of the hybrid Michif language, including a pointed discussion of the Ojibwe substratum in its Cree component. There are two well-organized indexes and a wealth of references and comparisons with other cases of linguistic mixtures worldwide."--Anthropological Linguistics