The Last Words of Biloxi

  title={The Last Words of Biloxi},
  author={Mary R. Haas},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={77 - 84}
  • M. Haas
  • Published 1 April 1968
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
1. The Siouan affinity of the Biloxi language was not known until 1886 when Albert S. Gatschet of the Bureau of American Ethnology rediscovered a remnant of the tribe living near Lecompte, La. At that time the chief authority on Siouan languages was James Owen Dorsey, who recorded Biloxi texts and vocabulary materials between January 14 and February 21, 1892 and again in February, 1893.1 In 1908 John R. Swanton discovered the last speaker of Ofo living among the Tunica near Marksville, La., and… 
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  • V. Fromkin
  • PMLA/Publications of the Modern Language Association of America
  • 1969
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