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Alternate forms: Chipewyan, Dënesųłiné, Na:tini-xwe
Contributor: Li, Fanggui | Mandeville, François | Ferrier, Baptiste | Thompson, Laurence C. | Thompson, M. Terry
Subject: Linguistics | Anthropology | Ethnography | Dene languages | Folklore | Alberta--History | California--History
Genre: Notebooks | Field notes | Vocabularies | Transcriptions | Stories | Interviews | Oral histories
Extent: 1.5 linear feet
Description: The heart of the Fanggui Li Collection is comprised of ten notebooks kept by the linguist Fanggui (Fang-Kuei) Li relating to his research on the Denesuline "Chipewyan" language in 1928. Recorded in the field, these texts consist of phonetic transcriptions of stories elicited from François Mandeville in Denesuline, and, in one instance, Baptiste Ferrier) in July 1928, with interlinear English translations. The topics of these stories include myths, folklore, and tribal history as well as activities like fishing, tanning a moose hide, or making a canoe. The balance of the collection consists of an extensive slipfile for Denesuline language, and two audio cassettes of oral history interviews conducted by Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson in 1982, concerning Li's memories of Edward Sapir and other colleagues in linguistics. Interview topics include Li's early education, experience at the University of Chicago, Leonard Bloomfield, Edward Sapir's influence on his course of study, Li's fieldwork on the Mattole language in Northern California in the late 1920s, discrimination against Chinese in that region at that time, Li's work with Sapir on the Hupa reservation, and various aspects of linguistic methodology of the times, including recording with wax cylinders. See the finding aid for more information, including more details on the contents of each notebook and the two audio cassettes, and for related material.
Collection: Fanggui Li Collection (Mss.Ms.Coll.119)
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
Description: Mary Haas' Mattole materials appear to be derived from work by Fang-Luei Li. They consist of two lexical slip files, one of which has the “Bear River” variety distinct from Mattole (Series 9), historical linguistics exercises for students at the University of California, and phonology examples and notes with several Dene languages, both in Series 2.
Collection: Mary R. Haas Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.94)
Contributor: Pitkin, Harvey | Moore, Ralph | Kroeber, A. L. (Alfred Louis), 1876-1960 | Hymes, Dell H. | Li, Fanggui | Uldall, Hans Jørgen, 1907-1957 | Driver, Harold | Harrington, J. P. (John P.), 1865-1939 | Radin, Paul, 1883-1959 | Lowie, Robert Harry, 1883-1957 | Hjelmslev, Louis, 1899-1965 | Kroeber, Theodora | Miller, Virginia P. | Curtin, Jeremiah, 1835-1906
Extent: 7.25 linear feet, 1 hour (audio)
Description: The Yuki materials in the Harvey Pitkin Papers constitute an extensive body of original documentation and linguistic analysis of the Yuki language, a language isolate of northern California. These materials are located almost entirely in "Series II: Yuki materials." This section contains materials recorded and analyzed Pitkin, but predominantly contains stories and other primary text materials (some originals, some as photocopies) recorded and analyzed by other linguists, mainly Alfred Kroeber, as well as briefer materials by Fanggui Li, Hans Uldall, Harold Driver, J.P. Harrington, and Dell Hymes. This section is split in to four sub-series: "Research Notes," "Vocabularies and slip files," "Texts and manuscripts," "Phonetic tracings," and "Correspondence." Some of the Kroeber materials in this collection are photocopies of materials now at the California Language Archive. The only speaker clearly identified as sources are Ralph Moore of Round Valley, though some of the materials may contain other named speakers further within the documents or as initials. The collection also includes Kroeber's kymographs and palatograms of Ralph Moore's speech. Many of the listings contain partial contents descriptions such as titles of stories. Finally, "Series 7: Recordings," includes copies of two sets of recordings, one from 1931, and another from 1972.
Collection: Harvey Pitkin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.78)