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Chontal
Alternate forms: Tequistlatec, Tequistlateco
Language(s): English | Spanish | Tequistlateco
Type:Text
Genre: Grammars
Extent: 24 pages
Description: The Chontal materials in the ACLS collection consist of one item in the "Chontal" section of the finding aid, "Cuento y frases en idioma Chontal (Tequistlateco)." This item is in Tequistlatec, Spanish and English, and includes a grammatical sketch, 11 phrases with notes, and 1 text, "El Cuento del Perrito," given by Doña Carmen de Garrida of the village of Tequisistlán.
Collection: ACLS Collection (American Council of Learned Societies Committee on Native American Languages, American Philosophical Society) (Mss.497.3.B63c)

Chontal
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)

Chontal
Date: 1968
Extent: 4 sound tape reels (2 hr., 58 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Field recordings made in San Matias Petacaltepec (Oaxaca, Mexico) in the September of 1968, with consultants Damian Flores (age 25), Clemente Zarate (47), and Porfirio Nicolas Flores (90). Folkloric, ethnohistorical, and autobiographical stories and discussions, some in Spanish only, some in Highland Chontal only. (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 ethnohistory materials (Mss.Rec.66)

Chontal
Alternate forms: Chontales
Date: 1966, 1968
Type:Text
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)

Chontal
Date: 1965-1966
Extent: 3 sound tape reels (5 hr., 24 min.) : DIGITIZED
Description: Folkloric texts and conversation in Highland Chontal. Recorded by Paul R. Turner in 1965 and 1966, in Norman, Oklahoma, with Clemente Zarate of Oaxaca, Mexico. Tape 3 was submitted with collector's doctoral dissertation. (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 Texts (Mss.Rec.52)

Mixe | Zoque | Chontal | Chocho
Alternate forms: Chocholteco, Chochotec, Chochon, Ngigua, Ngiwa
Language(s): English | Spanish
Date: 1895-1902
Type:Text
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)