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Yuman Texts

This volume includes 14 stories from 10 Yuman languages with word-by-word glosses, free translations, and grammatical notes. This format makes explicit the richness of grammar as it is used in context. This collection will be of interest to linguists specializing in Yuman languages, typologists, and aficionados of oral narrative, as well as to speakers and learners of Native American languages.

152 pages | 6 x 9 | © 1976

Native American Texts

Language and Linguistics: Language Studies

Table of Contents

Introduction, Margaret Langdon
Kukumat Became Sick — A Yuma Text, A.M. Halpern
An Account of Maricopa Origins, Nick Sunn and Henry O. Harwell
Seven Mohave Texts, Judith Crawford
Two Stories by Nellie Brown (Mojave), Pamela Munro
Three Havasupai Tales, Edwin Kozlowski
Robber’s Roost — a Walapai Tale, Werner Winter and Christel Jarr Butcher
Skara K'a·mca: The Lofty Wanderer (Yavapai), Martha B. Kendall and Emily-Sue Sloan
The Earthquake of ’57 — a Paipai Text, Judith Joel
Kiliwa Texts, Mauricio J. Mixco
The Tar Baby Story (Diegueño), Leanne Hinton
The Rabbit and the Coyote (Diegueño), Roderick A. Jacobs
The Story of Eagle’s Nest — a Diegueño text, Margaret Langdon
Xtpa N-kwanuk Msupa-s Cocopa), Mary Cocopah (edited by Carole C. Nevers)
A Cocopa Tale: The Alligator Who Couldn’t Turn Over, James M. Crawford

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