OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher A Language of Our Own: The Genesis of Michif, the Mixed Cree-French Language of the Canadian Metis is a groundbreaking linguistic study of a truly unique language. Michif is spoken by descendants of French Canadian fur traders and the Cree and Ojibwe of western Canada and the northern United States. Michif uses French for nouns and Cree for verbs making it an "impossible language" with two sets of grammatical rules. Bakker uses historical research and fieldwork data to present the first detailed analysis of Michif. A valuable addition for scholars in the fields of linguistics, history, and Metis cultural history.