Talking in Halq’eméylem


Talking in Halq’eméylem takes an innovative approach to recording indigenous languages, in that it uses Conversation Analysis to look at the structure of conversation. This conversation was recorded between two fluent speakers, and it is presented twice in this volume, once with CA notation and once with interlinear glosses. Also included is a prologue by Siyamiyateliyot Elizabeth Phillips in Halq’eméylem and a Forward by Marianne Ignace. We are very pleased to present this second edition with small updates to transcriptions, translations, and Sa:yistlha Vivian Wiliams’s retelling of the prologue.

Talking in Halq’eméylem: Documenting Conversation in an Indigenous Language

by Siyamiyateliyot Elizabeth Phillips, Xwiyalemot Tillie Gutierrez, and Susan Russell, with Sa:yisatlha Vivian Wiliams and Strang Burton

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Paperback volume, 300 pages, $25 CAD (tax included)
ISBN 978-0-88865-471-7