A Psychological Exploration in the Blackfoot Language

  title={A Psychological Exploration in the Blackfoot Language},
  author={Lucien M. Hanks},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={195 - 205}
  • L. Hanks
  • Published 1 July 1954
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
0. Linguists have promised rich rewards for psychologists wishing to stake their claims in a given language and pan the verbiage for nuggets. For me the undertaking promised a possible avenue to determine Blackfoot values, personality and Weltanschauung. Originally I set out to collect terms for a study of deviants, but in effect the resulting collection amounted to a list of traits and types of people which might continue indefinitely. The present treatment of the data began by culling all…