Note on Some Recent Changes in the Kwakiutl Language

  title={Note on Some Recent Changes in the Kwakiutl Language},
  author={Franz. Boas},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={90 - 93}
  • F. Boas
  • Published 1 March 1932
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
During the past winter I had the opportunity to record some Kwakiutl as spoken at Alert Bay, a village in close contact with Whites, the location of several churches, schools, a cannery, and Government offices. Consequently many of the younger Indians, if not all of them, speak English. It is not of rare occurrence to hear young people when talking among themselves change from Indian to English. The records which I took among the younger Indians show a few marked changes when compared to the… 
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