[lg policy] New Book Announcement: Sagard's Dictionary of Huron

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jan 23 17:56:34 UTC 2010

Forwarded From: Evolution Publishing <books at evolpub.com>

Evolution Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of the following
new title in the American Language Reprints Supplement series:

Volume 2:

Sagard¹s Dictionary of Huron
Edited by Dr. John Steckley, Humber College

Recollect Brother Gabriel Sagard's 144-page French-Huron dictionary, first
published in 1632, is one of the earliest dictionaries of any Native
American language and is the foundation of French missionary studies in
Iroquoian. This exhaustive new edition by renowned Huron scholar John
Steckley is a complete translation of this historic dictionary.

It begins with a thorough introduction, including extensive notes on Huron
linguistic variation and dialect differences, featuring comparisons with
other Iroquoian languages. This introduction also breaks new ground in
offering evidence of a trade language or pidgin with a St. Lawrence
Iroquoian component‹the first definitive evidence of the survival of that
language since it was first encountered by Cartier in the 1530s. The
dictionary section is a direct translation from Sagard's original text,
featuring the original French entry, a newly-added English translation, and
then the corresponding Huron phrase with added etymological and comparative
analyses. Steckley also complements Sagard's phrase-based arrangement with a
complete index to the over 230 Huron noun stems and 360 verb stems featured
in the dictionary‹the first such indexing since the work's original
publication and an invaluable asset for detailed linguistic study of early

This edition also includes a bibliography and general index.

November 2009 ~ 482 pp. ~ hardback ~ ISBN: 978-1-935228-02-8 ~ $95.00

For further information on this title, visit:

Evolution Publishing is dedicated to preserving and consolidating early
primary source records of Native and early colonial America with the goal of
making them more accessible and readily available to the academic community
and the public at large.

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Best wishes,

Tony Schiavo
Evolution Publishing

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