Siouan texts: mutual intelligibility survey

Mss.Rec.71

Date: 1968 | Size: 1 reel(s)

Abstract

Five short texts recorded to conducted a mutual intelligibility study of Siouan languages. The speakers of the stories are from Eagle Butte, South Dakota; Sintaluta, Saskatchewan; Fort Totten, North Dakota; Griswold, Manitoba; and Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. This recording is the basis for Harbeck's report, "A Study in Mutual Intelligibility and Linguistic Separation Among Five Siouan Languages" (37 pages) (Mss.497.3.Am4).

Background note

Warren A. Harbeck was a recipient of an American Philosophical Society Phillips Fund grant in 1968, from which this material was created.

Digital objects note

This collection contains digital materials that are available in the APS Digital Library. Links to these materials are provided with context in the inventory of this finding aid. A general listing of digital objects may also be found here.

Collection Information

Physical description

1 sound tape reel (12 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono ; 5 in.

1 sound tape reel (12 min.) : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2 track, mono ; 5 in.

Provenance

Presented by Warren A. Harbeck and accessioned, 09/24/1969 (1970 161r). 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

Manuscripts created in conjunction with this audio material are available in the Phillips Fund Collection (Mss.497.3.Am4), under "Harbeck, Warren." This materials includes a typeset manuscript (37 p.) aiming to study mutual intelligibility among Siouan languages (Lakota, Dakota, Nakota, Assiniboine, Stoney, and Hidatsa and Crow, although the latter two were not included). Research was conducted across many territories in Canada and the U.S., and details of recordings and consultants are written extensively in the text. Includes modifications of the 100-word Swadesh list.

Indexing Terms


Genre(s)

  • Sound recordings

Subject(s)

  • Assiniboine dialect
  • Dakota language
  • Indians of North America -- Languages
  • Lakota dialect
  • Siouan languages -- Mutual intelligibility
  • Stoney language


Detailed Inventory

Tape 1
  
01-01. Harbeck, Warren A.. Good Bear, Henry.
Why I Like my Language
19681 .mp3; 00:02:01

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:02:01


Geographic Name(s): Rapid City (S.D.)

Subject(s): Siouan languages -- Mutual intelligibility; Lakota dialect

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:21442

01-02. Harbeck, Warren A.. Eashappie, Albert.
Greetings to the Stoney People
19681 .mp3; 00:02:02

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:02:02


Geographic Name(s): Sintaluta (Sask.)

Subject(s): Assiniboine dialect; Siouan languages -- Mutual intelligibility

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:21443

01-03. Joshua, Florence. Harbeck, Warren A..
A Visit with Florence Joshua
19681 .mp3; 00:03:15

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:03:15


Geographic Name(s): Fort Totten (N.D.)

Subject(s): Dakota language; Siouan languages -- Mutual intelligibility

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:21445

01-04. House, Jacob. Harbeck, Warren A..
How Jacob House Got his Stoney Name
19681 .mp3; 00:01:42

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:01:42


Geographic Name(s): Rocky Mountain House (Alta.)

Subject(s): Siouan languages -- Mutual intelligibility; Stoney language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:21444

01-05. Pratt, Donald. Harbeck, Warren A..
What Donald Pratt Does around the Reserve
19681 .mp3; 00:02:58

Location of originals: This file is a compressed, digitized version of the original. The APS Library maintains the original format (Sound tape reel) as well as an uncompressed digitized version of this recording.

General physical description: 00:02:58


Geographic Name(s): Griswold (Man.)

Subject(s): Siouan languages -- Mutual intelligibility; Dakota Indians -- Social life and customs; Dakota language

Access digital object:
http://diglib.amphilsoc.org/fedora/repository/audio:21446