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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: 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)