English Language and Literature ETDs

Publication Date

5-1-1932

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to give a general survey of the language most commonly used on the trail, and to establish the identity of a colloquial trader speech, the product of the Santa Fe Trail and the Santa Fe trade. To accomplish this purpose, a glossary of terms is submitted, prefaced by a discussion of the language sources, and a critical survey of the characteristics of the trader speech. Necessarily, a study of this length must be more of a survey than a comprehensive treatment of the subject.

Degree Name

English

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

English

First Committee Member (Chair)

J.M. Pearce

Second Committee Member

G.P. Shannon

Third Committee Member

N/A

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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