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Synopsis:

In 1821, Sequoyah, a Cherokee metalworker and inventor, introduced a writing system that he had been developing for more than a decade. His creation—the Cherokee syllabary—helped his people learn to read and write within five years and became a principal part of their identity. This groundbreaking study traces the creation, dissemination, and evolution of Sequoyah’s syllabary from script to print to digital forms. Breaking with conventional understanding, author Ellen Cushman shows that the syllabary was not based on alphabetic writing, as is often thought, but rather on Cherokee syllables and, more importantly, on Cherokee meanings.

Published through the Recovering Languages and Literacies of the Americas initiative, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

About the Author

Ellen Cushman, Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures at Michigan State University and citizen of the Cherokee Nation, is co-editor of Literacy: A Critical Sourcebook and author of The Struggle and the Tools: Oral and Literate Strategies in an Inner City Community.

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ISBN:
9780806143736
Author:
Cushman, Ellen
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Subject:
Linguistics-English Linguistics and Dialects
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series
Series Volume:
56
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
35 bandw illus.,13 tables
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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History and Social Science » Linguistics » English Linguistics and Dialects
History and Social Science » Linguistics » Historical and Comparative
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
Reference » Etymology

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In 1821, Sequoyah, a Cherokee metalworker and inventor, introduced a writing system that he had been developing for more than a decade. His creation—the Cherokee syllabary—helped his people learn to read and write within five years and became a principal part of their identity. This groundbreaking study traces the creation, dissemination, and evolution of Sequoyah’s syllabary from script to print to digital forms. Breaking with conventional understanding, author Ellen Cushman shows that the syllabary was not based on alphabetic writing, as is often thought, but rather on Cherokee syllables and, more importantly, on Cherokee meanings.

Published through the Recovering Languages and Literacies of the Americas initiative, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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