Alabama Language

Alabama is a member of the Muskogean (Muscogean) language family. It is closely related to the Koasati (Coushatta) language as well as Hitchiti and Mikasuki. More distantly related languages include Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek.

Selected Language Information

Davis, Philip; & Hardy, Heather. 1988. Absence of Noun Marking in Alabama. International Journal of American Linguistics Vol. 54: 3. 279-308.

Hardy, Heather; & Davis, Philip. 1993. Semantics of Agreement in Alabama. International Journal of American Linguistics Vol. 59: 4. 453-472.

Hardy, Heather; & Davis, Philip. 1988. Comparatives in Alabama. International Journal of American Linguistics Vol. 54: 2. 209-231.

Hardy, Heather; & Montler, Timothy. 1988. Imperfective Gemination in Alabama. International Journal of American Linguistics Vol. 54: 4. 399-415.

Hardy, Heather K. 2005. Alabama. In Native Languages of the Southeastern United States. Heather K. Hardy, and Janine Scancarelli (eds.) Lincoln: University Press. 75–113.

Montler, Timothy; & Hardy, Heather. 1991. Phonology of Negation in Alabama. International Journal of American Linguistics Vol. 57:1. 1-23.

Rand, Earl. 1968. Structural Phonology of Alabaman, a Muskogean Language. International Journal of American Linguistics Vol. 34:2. 94-103.

Sylestine, Cora, Heather K. Hardy, and Timothy Montler. 1993. Dictionary of the Alabama Language. Austin: University of Texas.

Dictionary of the Alabama Language

Sample Archival Materials in the Native American Languages Collection

Haas, Mary R. 1941. Noun Incorporation in the Muskogean Languages. General Field Collection. Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History Department of Native American Languages. Content Type: Manuscript. Catalog Number: GEN-376.

Haas, Mary R. 1947. Development of Proto-Muskogenan *kʷ. General Field Collection. Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History Department of Native American Languages. Content Type: Manuscript. Catalog Number: GEN-381.

Lupardus, K.J. 1982. The Language of the Alabama Indians. Akira & Kimiko Yamamoto Collection. Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History Department of Native American Languages. Content Type: Manuscript. Catalog Number: AKY-581.

Martin, Jack. (n.d.) Modelling Language Contact in the Prehistory of the Southeastern U.S. Akira & Kimiko Yamamoto Collection. Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History Department of Native American Languages. Content Type: Manuscript. Catalog Number: AKY-499.

-----. (n.d.) Alabama Language Manuscript. General Field Collection. Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History Department of Native American Languages. Content Type: Manuscript. Catalog Number: GEN-604.

Links

Alabama-Quassarte Tribal Town (Oklahoma)

Alabama-Coushatta Tribe (Texas)

Catalogue of Endangered Languages

Glottolog

OLAC

Ethnologue