Nahuatl materials, William O. Bright Papers
Language(s): Nahuatl (macrolanguage) | Nahuatl, Isthmus-Pajapan | English | Spanish
Contributor: Bright, William, 1928-2006 | Canger, Una | Karttunen, Frances | Campbell, Lyle | Lockhart, James | Bernardino, de Sahagún, 1499-1590
Subject: Linguistics | Ethnography | Folklore | Language study and teaching | Ethnopoetics | Poetry | Coyote tales | Mexico--History
Genre: Books | Correspondence | Drafts | Vocabularies | Grammars | Dictionaries | Poems | Field notes | Stories
Extent: 2 linear feet
Description: William Bright's Nahuatl materials are sizeable and cover his entire research life, mostly consisting of his own work from the 1960s and 1990s (Series 4), and many copies of small publications throughout his life (Series 2). Of note in the small publications is almost every issue of “Nahua Newsletter” (Indiana University) between 1986 and 2004, issues 1-18 of “Mexihkatl Itonalama”, and several 1940s-1960s SIL-archived publications. From his own work (Series 4) are interlinear glosses of Nahuatl texts, materials in preparation for taught courses at UCLA, products of brief fieldwork in Ixmiquilpan, Mexico, 1966, working versions of two of his own publications, and further linguistic analysis. He also corresponded with several linguists on Nahuatl varieties (Series 1), including Una Canger, who gave him a copy of the Copenhagen Nahuatl Dictionary Project.
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)