Synopses & Reviews
“This is the first comprehensive and widely available published dictionary on the Northern Paiute language. It is a first of its kind. This dictionary can assist learners and language activists in their promotion and strengthening of the Northern Paiute language, and ensures that it is passed down to future generations.”—Christopher Loether, Idaho State University
"This is an extraordinary compilation of Northern Paiute lexical information and belongs on the shelf of every Numic scholar and linguistic research library. Overall, [its] size makes it the largest dictionary for any of the Numic languages. It is a fine example of the orderly presentation of lexical data in a maximally usable form."
—Studies in Language
Based on extensive fieldwork that spanned more than 50 years, this comprehensive dictionary is a monumental achievement and will help to preserve this American Indian language that is nearing extinction.
About the Author
Catherine S. Fowler is professor emerita at the University of Nevada, Reno; research associate with the Nevada State Museum; and research associate in anthropology for the U.S. National Museum of Natural History. She has done linguistic, ethnoecological, and cultural field work among Northern Paiute, Southern Paiute, and Shoshone people of Nevada, Utah, and California. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.