|1||Author:||Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 1760-1844||Requires cookie*|
|Title:||Indian vocabularies, 1820-1844|
|Abstract:||This portion of the Peter Stephen Du Ponceau Collection relates to his collection of Native American languages.
As a leading linguist of the era, the Du Ponceau collection has three portions that reflect his interest in linguistics. The first is a large volume of 73 Indian languages for both South and North American Indians (497 In2), which is what this entry refers to. The second is a nine volume set of notes on philology that focuses on Native American languages but includes notes on range of other language groups, such as the language of Polynesians and Greeks (410 D92). The notes also make numerous observations about Native American customs, practices, and beliefs. The third portion of linguistic material is a dictionary of terms relating to the sea and seafaring (359.03 D92).|
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|Topics:||Language and Linguistics | Native America|
|Genre:||Language Material | Native American Materials|
|Subjects:||Courts -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County. | Indians of North America -- Languages | Indians of South America -- Languages|