Dirk Elzinga wrote at 2003-03-21 07:48:48 (-0700) > > An older volume which might still be useful is a collection of > grammatical sketches edited by Harry Hoijer entitled _Linguistic > Structure of Native America_. The sketches don't contain word > lists, but are otherwise pretty good (if dated). It includes a > sketch by Benjamin Whorf of Hopi, so you can see for yourself what > he found out about time and the Hopi language :-). > > Dirk > Thank you for this - I've recently been reading _Language, Thought, and Reality_, and I found the papers dealing with Hopi grammar particularly interesting. I don't know if I'll be able to find a copy of Hoijer, but I'll add it to the list. How accurate is Whorf's descriptive work on Hopi considered today? There doesn't seem to be much in print on the language, as far as I can determine. 1 As opposed to the broad theoretical extrapolations he drew from it.