Navajo language recordings

Mss.Rec.227

Date: 1993 | Size: 2 tape(s)

Abstract

Navajo word lists for vowel contrasts and tones recorded with 5 monolingual and 10 bilingual Navajo speakers.

Background note

Joyce Mary McDonough is a linguist specialising in phonetics and phonology of endangered languages, currently professor and chair of the Department of Linguistics at the University of Rochester, which she joined in 2005. McDonough obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1990 with a thesis titled "The morphology and phonology of Navajo verbs", with advisors Emmon Bach and Ken Hale. She then worked at the National Institutes of Health postdoc for "Sounds of the World's Languages", with phonologist Peter Lagefoged, at the University of California Los Angeles, from 1991-1993. While there in 1993, McDonough received a Phillips Fund grant to document Navajo and Jicarilla Apache, from which this collection arose. Many publications on Navajo have since been made, notably in 2003 "The Navajo Sound System" (Kluwer Academic Press), a book-length study including phonology, morphology, spectral analysis and prosody. She was also coordinator for the NSF-funded (2013, grant number 0853929) project "Dene Speech Atlas" with the Universities of Rochester and Alberta, part of ongoing work into phonetic work in the Dene languages. More recent research has been into the coding of speech patterns in the brain, and the contribution of acoustic phonetics to morphology in Dene languages. McDonough has received a Rockefeller Foundation fellowship.

Digital objects note

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Collection Information

Physical description

2 audiocassettes (1 hr., 11 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, mono.

2 audiocassettes (1 hr., 11 min.) : analog, 1 7/8 ips, mono.

Provenance

Donated by Joyce McDonough in 1995 (Acc. 1995-916r). 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.

Related material

Transcript of word lists used in the recording sessions, as well as other related manuscripts, are available in the Phillips Fund Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4).

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Sound recordings

Subject(s)

  • Navajo language


Detailed Inventory

Audio Recordings
  
01-01. McDonough, Joyce. Laughter, Lucy. Austin-Garrison, Martha.
Navajo wordlist: Monolingual speaker #1
1993-07-2000:01:09

Navajo word list for vowel contrasts recorded with a monolingual Navajo speaker.

General physical description: 00:01:09


Geographic Name(s): Navajo Mountain (Utah and Ariz.)

Subject(s): Phonology; Navajo language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3188

01-02. McDonough, Joyce. Austin-Garrison, Martha. Navajo, Eda.
Navajo wordlist: Monolingual speaker #2
1993-07-2000:10:15

Navajo word lists for segmentmal contrasts and for tone, recorded with a monolingual Navajo speaker.

General physical description: 00:10:15


Geographic Name(s): Navajo Mountain (Utah and Ariz.)

Subject(s): Phonology; Navajo language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3184

01-03. Austin-Garrison, Martha. Owl, Marianne. McDonough, Joyce.
Navajo wordlist: Monolingual speaker #3
1993-07-2000:07:49

Navajo word lists for segmentmal contrasts and for tone, recorded with a bilingual Navajo and Southern Paiute speaker.

General physical description: 00:07:49


Geographic Name(s): Navajo Mountain (Utah and Ariz.)

Subject(s): Phonology; Navajo language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3187

01-04. McDonough, Joyce. Greymountain, Mary. Austin-Garrison, Martha.
Navajo wordlist: Monolingual speaker #4
1993-07-2000:07:57

Navajo word lists for segmentmal contrasts and for tone, recorded with a monolingual Navajo speaker.

General physical description: 00:07:57


Geographic Name(s): Navajo Mountain (Utah and Ariz.)

Subject(s): Phonology; Navajo language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3185

01-05. Yazzie, Ed. McDonough, Joyce. Austin-Garrison, Martha.
Navajo wordlist: Monolingual speaker #5 [1 of 2]
1993-07-2000:03:56

Navajo word lists for segmentmal contrasts and for tone, recorded with a monolingual Navajo speaker.

General physical description: 00:03:56


Geographic Name(s): Navajo Mountain (Utah and Ariz.)

Subject(s): Phonology; Navajo language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3186

01-06. Yazzie, Ed. McDonough, Joyce. Austin-Garrison, Martha.
Navajo wordlist: Monolingual speaker #5 [2 of 2]
1993-07-2000:06:11

Navajo word lists for segmentmal contrasts and for tone, recorded with a monolingual Navajo speaker.

General physical description: 00:06:11


Geographic Name(s): Navajo Mountain (Utah and Ariz.)

Subject(s): Navajo language; Phonology

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3183

02-01. Barlow, Sallie. Austin-Garrison, Martha. Hodgins, Louise. Gowan, Cecelia. Dart, Marie. Bradley, Alyce. Parrisl, Diane. McDonough, Joyce. King, Zelma. Holiday, Freddie. Yellowhair, Gladys. Tsosie, Rosemary.
Navajo wordlist: 11 speakers [1 of 2]
1993-07-2200:31:25

Navajo word lists for segmentmal contrasts and for tone recorded with 10 speakers at Navajo Language Endorsement Program, Monument Valley High School.

General physical description: 00:31:25


Geographic Name(s): Kayenta (Ariz.)

Subject(s): Phonology; Navajo language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3190

02-02. Yellowhair, Gladys. Tsosie, Rosemary. Barlow, Sallie. Austin-Garrison, Martha. Hodgins, Louise. Gowan, Cecelia. Dart, Marie. Bradley, Alyce. Parrisl, Diane. McDonough, Joyce. King, Zelma. Holiday, Freddie.
Navajo wordlist: 11 speakers [2 of 2]
1993-07-2200:02:38

Navajo word lists for segmentmal contrasts and for tone recorded with 10 speakers at Navajo Language Endorsement Program, Monument Valley High School.

General physical description: 00:02:38


Geographic Name(s): Kayenta (Ariz.)

Subject(s): Phonology; Navajo language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/islandora/object/audio:3189