Summary and Info
This set combines a systematic introduction to Tlingit grammar with phrases and conversations for everyday use. Moving from the easiest and advancing to more complex, the book teaches students how to make new sentences of their own. The Fourth Edition includes four CDs so students can hear how the language sounds, and follow along with the lessons. The CDs are set up so listeners can interact, sometimes repeating the words, sometimes guessing the answers. A detailed introduction explains the drills and suggests ways of using the book at home, in schools, and in Tlingit communities. The revised Fourth Edition of Beginning Tlingit was printed in July 2000 (ISBN 0-9679311-1-8). First published nearly 25 years ago, Beginning Tlingit remains the major text in the field. Contents include prefaces to all editions, Book One: Teacher and Student Guide, and Book Two, which consists of an introduction and nine lessons. Appendices include Tlingit verb charts, song texts, and a checklist in traditional Tlingit education. Includes three audio CDs, the book, and a color brochure that lists the CD tracks. Tracks correspond to lessons in the book.
More About the Author
Nora Marks Dauenhauer (born May 8, 1927) is an American poet and short-story writer and a scholar of the language and traditions of the Tlingit aboriginal nation in Alaska, of which she is a member.