RATH, John C.




Author Tags: First Nations

The 2650 roots of North Wakashan languages that include Heiltsuk (Bella Bella and Klemtu), Oowekyala (Rivers Inlet), Haisla (Kitimat) and Kwakwala (Alert Bay, Port Hardy) are illustrated with lexical words and cross-referencing in North Wakashan Comparative Root List (Ottawa: Mercury Series No. 68, National Museum, 1980), compiled by John C. Rath and Neville J. Lincoln. It was followed by Rath’s 768-page A Practical Heiltsuk-English Dictionary with a Grammatical Introduction Volumes 1 & 2 (Ottawa: Mercury Series No. 75, National Museum, 1981) and other publications. [Also see Gordon Robertson entry]

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Baxwbakwalanusiwa. Un recit Haisla/a Haisla story, raconte par/as told by Gordon Robertson

BOOKS:

Rath, John C. & Neville J. Lincoln. North Wakashan Comparative Root List (Ottawa: Mercury Series No. 68, National Museum, 1980).

Rath, John C. A Practical Heiltsuk-English Dictionary with a Grammatical Introduction Volumes 1 & 2 (Ottawa: Mercury Series No. 75, National Museum, 1981).

Rath, John C. & Neville J. Lincoln (editors). Oowekeeno Oral Traditions. As Told by the Late Chief Simon Walkus Jr. Ottawa: National Museum of Man Mercury Series, Canadian Ethnology Service, Paper 84, 1982). Transcribed and translated by Evelyn Walkus Windsor.

Rath, John C. & Neville J. Lincoln. Phonology, Dictionary and Listing of Roots and Lexical Derivates of the Haisla Language of Kitlope and Kitimaat (2 vols.) (Ottawa: National Museum of Man Mercury Series, Canadian Ethnology Service, Paper 103, 1986.

[BCBW 2004] "First Nations" "Indianology"