|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, February 26, 2006, 3:06|
Daniel Hicken wrote at 2006-02-24 17:22:42 (-0700)
> I know that Mary Haas created a Grammar of Tunica; I was directed
> to it by Dirk Elzinga here on the list. Does anyone know where I
> can find vocabulary specific to Tunica? Was anything recorded
> outside of the Grammar? Does anyone know? If so, your response is
I've no idea where you could find it, but some vocabulary certainly
was recorded. From Mithun's _The Languages of Native North America_
| Surveys of sources on Tunica are in Haas 1973a, 1979a, and Crawford
| 1975. Booker 1991a provides a detailed annotated bibliography.
| Documentation of the language comes from only three fieldworkers.
| Gatschet collected vocabulary and texts in 1886, some of which
| served as a basis for a discussion of masculine and feminine gender
| (1889). Swanton used the Gatschet material and more that he
| collected in 1907, 1908, and 1910, for a comparison of Tunica with
| Atakapa and Chitimacha (1919) and a grammatical sketch (1921).
| Haas worked with the last fluent speaker between 1933 and 1939,
| producing extensive documentation of the language: a full grammar
| based on textual material (1941d), grammatical sketch (1946b), text
| collection (1950b), and dictionary of forms from all sources
| (1953). Additional published work includes descriptions of French
| loanwords (Haas 1947b) and the auxiliary system (Haas 1977c).
| Forms cited here are from Haas 1941d.
I can give you full citations for a couple of the references
mentioned, if you feel like tracking them down. (If you want a _lot_
of them, you might as well start by getting hold of a copy of the