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Date: circa 1925-1950
Extent: 2 folders
Description: Two items relating to the Chontal language of Oaxaca, Mexico have been identified in the C. F. Voegelin Papers. They are both in Subcollection I, and consist of Viola Waterhouse's essay "Oaxaca Chontal Phonemes" in Series IV. Works by Others; and a Chontal folder of mostly typed linguistic notes regarding nouns, phonemes, and morphemes in Series V. Research Notes, Subseries V-A: Language Notes. A version of Waterhouse's article was published in the International Journal of American Linguistics 16(1):35-39, 1950.
Collection: C. F. Voegelin Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.68)
Alternate forms: Chontales
Date: 1966, 1968
Genre: Correspondence | Dissertations | Elicitation sessions | Essays | Grammars | Maps | Newspaper clippings | Stories | Vocabularies
Extent: 366 pages
Description: The Highland Chontal materials in the Phillips Fund collection consist of 3 items, all listed under "Turner, Paul." This includes Turner's dissertation, "Highland Chontal Grammar," which includes interlinear texts of stories on a related recording collection. "Highland Chontal Dialect Survey" provides a detailed account of a project of Turner's for which there is an accompanying audio collection, listed separately in this guide. Finally, there is also a newspaper clipping on consultant Clemente Zarate's visit to the U.S.
Collection: Phillips Fund for Native American Research Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4)
Alternate forms: Chocholteco, Chochotec, Chochon, Ngigua, Ngiwa
Contributor: Belmar, Francisco, 1859-1910
Extent: 2 items
Description: Two items by Mexican linguist Francisco Belmar. The first item, "Las lenguas habladas por Los Indigenos and Indian tribes of the state of Oaxaca and their languages," includes a lengthy exposition on Mexican languages, emphasizing relationships with, and discussing Mixe, Zoque, Chontal, and Chochotec (intended for delivery at a session of the International Congress of Americanists, 1895, but never delivered) and a pencil draft of Belmar (1902) [See also Belmar (1902)]. The second item, "Curso de Lengua Mixe," is a brief elementary textbook for teaching Mixe to Spanish speakers, complete with exercises, texts, and lexical comments.
Collection: Writings on Mexican languages, 1895-1902 (Mss.497.4.B412c)