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Title A history of Eyak language documentation and study: Fredericć de Laguna in memoriam
Description:Though included as part of a Festschrift for de Laguna, this published article provides a thorough overview of Eyak language documentation from the very earliest work. Also included is an unpublished addenda (3 pp.) compiled in 2010.
Abstract: Frederica de Laguna is generally considered the person who “discovered” Eyak. This paper chronicles a parade of characters who recorded Eyak in (over 9) vocabularies (1778–1862) and even phonographically (1899); more who defi ned or mapped it, even (1863) in color. Freddy's fi eldwork of the 1930s is then discussed, and fi nally that of linguists after her (1940–2006). This is a history full of ironies that should entertain the reader appreciative of humanistics, human foibles, and the history of science.
Off print of article and 5 drafts.
Citation ARCTIC ANTHROPOLOGY, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 172–218, 2006
Contributors Krauss, Michael E. (author)
Type Text
Subject Language(s) Eyak
LingType biographical
Collection Historiography
Files: EY961K2006_addenda.pdf

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