Welcome to the UBC Linguistics webstore. Here you can purchase print volumes published by Pacific Northwest Languages and Literatures (PNWLL) Press (formerly UBC Occasional Papers in Linguistics), as well as previous volumes of UBC Working Papers in Linguistics. You can also find digital resources for UBCWPL and PNWLL here, including audio files; all digital files are free to download.
T̓sit̓sa̱k̓ala̱mes Ruby: Ruby’s stories is a collection of 18 stories in Kwak’wala told by Ruby Dawson Cranmer, including traditional legends, historical incidents, personal memories and an instructional text. As the first modern-day collection of Kwak’wala narratives, the book will be of interest to a wide audience, including language learners, teachers, linguists and anyone with an interest in Kwak’wala language and culture. Each of the stories are presented first in Kwak’wala, then in an English translation, and finally in a version showing the breakdown of each word with an accompanying translation and interlinear gloss. The stories are accompanied by audio files, allowing the reader to also listen to the stories in Kwak’wala as they were told.