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Date: ca. 1955
Contributor: Moser, Edward W.
Subject: Linguistics
Extent: 0.1 linear feet
Description: William Bright's Chontal (unidentified variety) materials consist solely of possible cognates between Seri, Chontal, Karuk and Quechan, by Edward W. Moser (Series 1).
Collection: William O. Bright Papers (Mss.Ms.Coll.142)

Language(s): Chol | English
Date: 1826
Extent: 7 pages
Description: The "Chontal" materials in this collection consist of one manuscript listed in the finding aid as item 26, Rafinesque's "Vocabulary of the Chontal language and its dialects reading from Guatimala to Panama & Darien," which includes some commentary on comparative linguistics of indigenous languages of Guatemala. Given his association of the language with Guatemala, the language may be Chol, which he lists as a "Chontal type" in the "The American Nations," published in 1836.
Collection: American Philosophical Society Historical and Literary Committee, American Indian Vocabulary Collection    (Mss.497.V85)

Date: 1967
Extent: 11 sound tape reels (16 hr., 50 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Field recordings made in various locations in southeastern Oaxaca, Mexico in the summer of 1967 by Paul R. Turner with numerous Highland Chontal speakers. Elicitations of Highland Chontal words and phrases, using a common Spanish word list for all consultants. (NOTE: This material has been digitized and can be accessed online for free by users not physically at the APS Library through a login and password. Please see our Audio Access Page for information on how to request these materials.)
Collection: Highland Chontal Dialect Survey (Mss.Rec.61)

Alternate forms: Chontales
Date: 1966, 1968
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)