Eastern Aleut grammar

Mss.Rec.199

Date: 1990-1991, 1993-1995 | Size: 9 reel(s)

Abstract

Interviews with Fr. Michael D. Lestenkof and Stepanida Lestenkof regarding the Pribilof subdialect of Unangan (Eastern Aleut). Includes texts, grammatical elicitations, and readings (with explanations) from Knut Bergsland's "Qawalangim Tunugan Kaduuĝingin" [Eastern Aleut Grammar and Lexicon] (National Bilingual Materials Development Center: Anchorage, 1978) and Knut Bergsland & Moses Dirks' "Aleut Tales and Narratives" (Alaska Native Language Center: Fairbanks, 1990.) Recordings made in Seattle, Washington on cassette recorder, then dubbed to 7-inch sound tape reels.

Background note

Alice Taff is a linguist specializing in the documentation and revitalization of Alaskan languages, including Unangan, Tlingit, and Deg Xinag, and identifying connections between heritage language use and health. After working in elementary education in Kentucky, Taff began work at schools in Alaska in 1975, and among general teaching, developed materials for Alaskan languages and taught ESL. This led to M.A. (1992) and Ph.D. degrees in Linguistics at the University of Washington. This collection formed part of the work that led to her Ph.D. thesis "Phonetics and phonology of Unangan (Eastern Aleut) intonation". Another subsequent related project was a collection of spontaneous conversations recorded between 2003 and 2006, available at the Endangered Language Archive. Taff was a project linguist for a Deg Xinag learners' dictionary between 2000 and 2007, continuing similar work undertaken while at the University of Washington. She has since worked frequently as a consulting linguist with other projects across Alaska, has been awarded over $1.4million in grants for such projects supporting documentation and revitalization, and in 2017 was appointed affiliate faculty at the Alaska Native Language Center. Taff was president of the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas in 2015 and 2016.

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Collection Information

Physical description

9 sound tape reels (13 hr., 55 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.

9 sound tape reels (13 hr., 55 min.) : analog, 3 3/4 ips, half track, mono ; 7 in.

Provenance

Donated by Alice Taff in 1995 (Acc. 1995-716r). This material was recorded with the assistance of a Phillips Fund grant.

Processing information

Collection digitized and cataloged by Brian Carpenter during the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded audio digitization project, 2008-2014.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Sound recordings

Subject(s)

  • Aleut language
  • Aleuts -- Folklore


Detailed Inventory

Audio Recordings
  
01-01. Lestenkof, Michael D.. Bergsland, Knut. Taff, Alice.
Interview and reading from Eastern Aleut Grammar and Lexicon
1990-10-3100:48:25

Readings, with explanations and discussion, from Knut Bergsland's "Qawalangim Tunugan Kaduugingin" [Eastern Aleaut Grammar and Lexicon] (Anchorage: National Bilingual Materials Development Center, 1978.)

General physical description: 00:48:25


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3038

02-01. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D.. Bergsland, Knut.
Interview and reading from Eastern Aleut Grammar and Lexicon
1991-02-0600:29:37

Readings, with explanations and discussion, from Knut Bergsland's "Qawalangim Tunugan Kaduugingin" [Eastern Aleaut Grammar and Lexicon] (Anchorage: National Bilingual Materials Development Center, 1978.)

General physical description: 00:29:37


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3041

02-02. Bergsland, Knut. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview and reading from Eastern Aleut Grammar and Lexicon
1990-10-3100:16:40

Readings, with explanations and discussion, from Knut Bergsland's "Qawalangim Tunugan Kaduugingin" [Eastern Aleaut Grammar and Lexicon] (Anchorage: National Bilingual Materials Development Center, 1978.)

General physical description: 00:16:40


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3039

02-02. Bergsland, Knut. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview and reading from Eastern Aleut Grammar and Lexicon
1991-02-1900:18:48

Readings, with explanations and discussion, from Knut Bergsland's "Qawalangim Tunugan Kaduugingin" [Eastern Aleaut Grammar and Lexicon] (Anchorage: National Bilingual Materials Development Center, 1978.)

General physical description: 00:18:48


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3045

02-03. Bergsland, Knut. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview and reading from Eastern Aleut Grammar and Lexicon
1991-02-1900:48:26

Readings, with explanations and discussion, from Knut Bergsland's "Qawalangim Tunugan Kaduugingin" [Eastern Aleaut Grammar and Lexicon] (Anchorage: National Bilingual Materials Development Center, 1978.)

General physical description: 00:48:26


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3044

03-01. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D.. Bergsland, Knut.
Interview and reading from Eastern Aleut Grammar and Lexicon
1991-02-1900:28:07

Readings, with explanations and discussion, from Knut Bergsland's "Qawalangim Tunugan Kaduugingin" [Eastern Aleaut Grammar and Lexicon] (Anchorage: National Bilingual Materials Development Center, 1978.)

General physical description: 00:28:07


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3047

03-02. Bergsland, Knut. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview and reading from Eastern Aleut Grammar and Lexicon
1991-02-2700:20:14

Readings, with explanations and discussion, from Knut Bergsland's "Qawalangim Tunugan Kaduugingin" [Eastern Aleaut Grammar and Lexicon] (Anchorage: National Bilingual Materials Development Center, 1978.)

General physical description: 00:20:14


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3046

03-03. Bergsland, Knut. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview and reading from Eastern Aleut Grammar and Lexicon
1991-02-0600:31:44

Readings, with explanations and discussion, from Knut Bergsland's "Qawalangim Tunugan Kaduugingin" [Eastern Aleaut Grammar and Lexicon] (Anchorage: National Bilingual Materials Development Center, 1978.)

General physical description: 00:31:44


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3040

03-03. Bergsland, Knut. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview and reading from Eastern Aleut Grammar and Lexicon
1991-02-2700:48:22

Readings, with explanations and discussion, from Knut Bergsland's "Qawalangim Tunugan Kaduugingin" [Eastern Aleaut Grammar and Lexicon] (Anchorage: National Bilingual Materials Development Center, 1978.)

General physical description: 00:48:22


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3043

04-01. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D.. Bergsland, Knut.
Interview and reading from Eastern Aleut Grammar and Lexicon
1991-02-2700:10:00

Readings, with explanations and discussion, from Knut Bergsland's "Qawalangim Tunugan Kaduugingin" [Eastern Aleaut Grammar and Lexicon] (Anchorage: National Bilingual Materials Development Center, 1978.)

General physical description: 00:10:00


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3048

04-02. Bergsland, Knut. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview and reading from Eastern Aleut Grammar and Lexicon
1991-03-0600:38:24

Readings, with explanations and discussion, from Knut Bergsland's "Qawalangim Tunugan Kaduugingin" [Eastern Aleaut Grammar and Lexicon] (Anchorage: National Bilingual Materials Development Center, 1978.)

General physical description: 00:38:24


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3053

04-03. Bergsland, Knut. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview and reading from Eastern Aleut Grammar and Lexicon
1991-03-0600:46:23

Readings, with explanations and discussion, from Knut Bergsland's "Qawalangim Tunugan Kaduugingin" [Eastern Aleaut Grammar and Lexicon] (Anchorage: National Bilingual Materials Development Center, 1978.)

General physical description: 00:46:23


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3050

05-01. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview on Eastern Aleut grammar, Pribilof subdialect
1991-03-1200:48:30

General physical description: 00:48:30


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3052

05-02. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview on Eastern Aleut grammar, Pribilof subdialect
1991-03-1200:38:55

General physical description: 00:38:55


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3051

05-03. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview on Eastern Aleut grammar, Pribilof subdialect
1991-03-2800:09:37

General physical description: 00:09:37


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3054

06-01. Lestenkof, Michael D.. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida.
Interview on Eastern Aleut grammar, Pribilof subdialect
1991-03-2800:48:21

General physical description: 00:48:21


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3059

06-02. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview on Eastern Aleut grammar, Pribilof subdialect
1991-03-2800:32:33

General physical description: 00:32:33


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3057

06-03. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview on Eastern Aleut grammar, Pribilof subdialect
1991-02-0300:15:48

General physical description: 00:15:48


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3058

07-01. Lestenkof, Michael D.. Taff, Alice.
Interview on Eastern Aleut grammar, Pribilof subdialect
1993-03-0200:48:23

General physical description: 00:48:23


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3056

07-02. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview on Eastern Aleut grammar, Pribilof subdialect
1993-03-0200:33:05

General physical description: 00:33:05


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3060

07-03. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview on Eastern Aleut grammar, Pribilof subdialect
1993-03-1000:15:18

General physical description: 00:15:18


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3063

08-01. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Interview on Eastern Aleut grammar, Pribilof subdialect
1993-03-2600:48:27

General physical description: 00:48:27


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3065

08-02. Lestenkof, Michael D.. Taff, Alice.
Interview on Eastern Aleut grammar, Pribilof subdialect
1993-03-2600:15:13

General physical description: 00:15:13


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3064

08-03. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Eastern Aleut text and discussion [1 of 2]
1994-0300:33:14

General physical description: 00:33:14


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleuts -- Folklore; Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3066

09-01. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Stepanida. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Eastern Aleut text and discussion [2 of 2]
1994-0300:20:32

General physical description: 00:20:32


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleuts -- Folklore; Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3067

09-02. Lestenkof, Michael D.. Taff, Alice.
Reading of song texts from Aleut Tales and Narratives
1995-0300:03:55

Readings from Knut Bergsland and Moses Dirks' "Aleut Tales and Narrative" (Alaska Native Language Center: Fairbanks, 1990.)

General physical description: 00:03:55


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleuts -- Folklore; Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3062

09-03. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Eastern Aleut text and translation
1995-0300:02:49

General physical description: 00:02:49


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleuts -- Folklore; Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3069

09-04. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Discussion of Eastern Aleut morphology, Pribilof subdialect [1 of 2]
1993-04-0100:20:18

General physical description: 00:20:18


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3068

09-05. Taff, Alice. Lestenkof, Michael D..
Discussion of Eastern Aleut morphology, Pribilof subdialect [2 of 2]
1993-04-0100:15:06

General physical description: 00:15:06


Geographic Name(s): Seattle (Wash.)

Subject(s): Aleut language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3070