Mobilian materials, James Crawford Recordings of Native American languages

Koasati includes: Coushatta
Choctaw includes: Chahta
Alabama includes: Alibamu
Chickasaw | Choctaw | English | Mobilian | French, Cajun
Celestine, Phoebie | Crawford, James M. (James Mack), 1925-1989 | Langley, Arzelie | Lavan, Leonard | Thomas, Esther
Linguistics | Louisiana--History
Sound recording
Conversations | Interviews | Vocabularies
2 hr., 23 min. : DIGITIZED
The Mobilian material in James Crawford's "Recordings of Native American languages" collection consist of two sets of recordings pertaining to Crawford's research into remaining speakers of the Mobilian trade language, or "Mobilian Jargon." One recording is located in "Series 9: Mobilian," which is discussion and inquiry into the language with Arzelie Langley, who is interpreted into English by her granddaughter. This is conducted primarily in Choctaw and Koasati, with some Mobilian words and phrases. A second set of Mobilian recordings are scattered among "Series 14: Yuchi." See especially item 27-11, "Mobilian words and phrases," recorded with speaker Leonard Lavan, which includes conversation about use of the language and remaining speakers. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
James Crawford Recordings of Native American languages Mss.Rec.184