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Coyote Stories

This volume includes 20 stories from a variety of languages spoken in the natural range of the coyote (Canis latrens). Each of the stories in this collection is presented in interlinearized format with full morpheme-by-morpheme glosses and English translations. This format makes explicit the structure of the language and illustrates the richness of  grammar as it is used in context. This collection will be of interest to anthropologists, linguists, typologists, and aficionados of oral narrative, as well as to speakers and learners of Native American languages.

203 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1978

Native American Texts

Language and Linguistics: Language Studies

Table of Contents

Introduction, William Bright
Coyote and Gopher (Spokane), Barry F. Carlson
Coyote and Rock (Columbian Salish), M. Dale Kinkade
Coyote and the Dogs (Sahaptin), Bruce Rigsby
Coyote and Fox (Nez Perce), Haruo Aoki
Squirrel and Acorn-Woman (Wintu), Harvey Pitkin
Coyote and Badger (Wintu), Alice Schlichter
Mink, Bullethawk, and Coyote (Patwin), Kenneth W. Whistler
Fire, Flood, and Creation (Lake Miwok), Catherine A. Callaghan
Coyote and the Ground Squirrels (Eastern Pomo), Sally McLendon
The Coyote and the Flood (Serrano), Kenneth C. Hill
Coyote Baptizes the Chickens (La Huerta Diegueno), Leanne Hinton
Coyote and Crane (Mohave), Judith Crawford
Coyote and Quail (Yuma-Quechan), Lee Emerson and A.M. Halpern
Coyote and His Daughter (Cocopa), James M. Crawford
Molly Fasthorse’s Story of the Great Wrestling Match (Tolkapaya Yavapai), Pamela Monroe
Five Coyote Anecdotes (Yavpe), Martha B. Kendall
Coyote and Bullsnake (Arizona Tewa), Paul V. Kroskrity and Dewey Healing
Coyote and Junco (Zuni), Dennis Tedlock
Rabbit Steals Coyote’s Bladder (Western Tarahumara), Don Burgess
The Rabbit and the Coyote (Jacaltec), Colette Grinevald Craig

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