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Alsea
Language(s): Alsea | English
Date: 1900, 1918
Type:Text
Extent: 428 pages
Description: The Alsea materials in the ACLS collection are located in the "Alsea" section of the finding aid. They consist of 2 items, the largest of which is Frachtenberg's "Yakonan (Alsea) grammar" (item Pn2c.1) intended for publication in Handbook of American Indian Languages, but never printed. Based on field work of J. Owen Dorsey (1884-Siletz, Oregon: vocabularies), Livingston Farrand (1900-Siletz reservation) and the author (1910). Table of contents, grammar, and texts with interlinear and free translations and grammatical notes. The collection also includes 6 pages of linguistic notes recorded by Edward Sapir in 1900 (item Pn2c.2).
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Coos | Takelma
Language(s): English | Hanis | Takelma
Date: 1909-1917, 1952
Type:Text
Extent: 45 pages
Description: The Penutian materials in the ACLS collection consist of materials in the "Penutian" section of the finding aid. Each of these items are comparative vocabularies of Coos and Takelma vocabulary based upon earlier fieldwork by Sapir, Boas, Dixon, and Frachtenberg.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Chasta Costa | Shasta | Takelma | Tututni
Date: 1903-1904; 1906
Type:Text
Extent: 5 notebooks (approximately 120 pages each), 6 pages (sheet music), 36 loose pages
Description: The Takelma material in the ACLS consist primarily of materials found in the "Takelma" section of the finding aid. The bulk of this material is that recorded by Edward Sapir in 1903-1904, consisting of 5 filed notebooks with texts with English translations and medicine formulas (published in 1909) as well as paradigms and other grammatical notes. This material also contains sheet music with transcriptions of four Takelma songs and one each for Chasta Costa, Shasta, and Chinook Jargon. Remaining leaves are vocabulary notes made by H. H. St. Clair. In the "Penutian" section, there are also two sets of "Coos-Takelma-Penutian comparisons."
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Wasco-Wishram
Language(s): English | Wasco-Wishram
Date: 1906-1956
Type:Text
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
Description: The Walter Dyk Collection consists of 16 folders relating to Dyk's dissertation research on Wishram, 1930-1933, donated to the APS by Dell Hymes in the 1980s (with additions transferred from the Dell H. Hymes Papers in 2019). It includes copies of his masters thesis (Chicago, 1931) and dissertation (Yale, 1933), papers and notes sent to Dell Hymes in the mid-1950s when Hymes was working on the language, including two field notebooks, Hymes' plans for use of these and other materials, and a small but important set of correspondence. The correspondence includes letters to Dyk from Philip Kahclamet, who was Dyk's primary consultant for "Kikct" (which Kahclamet identifies as a broad term for several related varieties), and who later worked with Hymes; from Edward Sapir to Dyk, including a very long and detailed letter commenting on phonology in Dyk's dissertation; and a series of letters to Sapir from Peter McGuff, Sapir's Wishram consultant at Fort Simcoe, Washington, 1906-1908. Sapir described him in Sapir (1909), and Michael Silverstein discussed him in Natural Histories of Discourse (1996), a volume co-edited by Silverstein and Greg Urban. See finding aid for related material and an itemized list of contents.
Collection: Walter Dyk Collection (Mss.497.3.H998m)

Wasco-Wishram
Alternate forms: Wasco, Wishram
Language(s): English | Wasco-Wishram
Date: 1890, 1905-1954, 1930
Type:Text
Extent: 2 notebooks, 49 loose pages, and approximately 22,000 slips
Description: The Wasco-Wishram materials in the ACLS collection consist primarily of materials in the "Wasco-Wishram" section of the finding aid. The largest single items is a multi-part lexical file of over 22,000 cards including vocabulary, paradigms, and other linguistic data, assembled from the work of Sapir, Dyk, and Hymes. Additional materials include a file of Wishram place names, Wishram directional elements, grammatical notes, and ethnographic notes. In the "Chinook" section, see also Boas' "Field notes on Chinookan and Salishan languages and Gitamat, Molala, and Masset." Notebooks 1 and 2 of this material include Wasco texts and vocabulary recorded in 1890. "Field notes on Tillamook and Chinookan dialects" also includes additional vocabularies and texts. The "Chinook" section may contain additional Wasco-Wishram materials not presently distinguished from other Chinookan language materials.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)