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Title Gwich'in Gwandak: Edition and Translation of Alaskan Athabaskan Oral Narratives.
Description:McGary's M.A. thesis.  Chapter 1- culture and language background and history of documentation; chapter 2- discussion of tape recordings and legal issues; chapter 3- theory and practice of translation including detailed discussion of Gwich'in rhetorical particles and connectives; extensive bibliographic narratives, pp. 160-936, transcribed 1973-1983 by Katherine Peter  and in ms. form under her name in 1980 catalogue; a few from Myra Roberts transcribed by Moses Gabriel. Transcriptions have features of oral delivery restored and are presented in verse format with parallel translations by McGary, based on information from Peter; ethnographic and linguistic notes.  Narrators include Myra Roberts, Johnny Frank, Elijah John, Myra Francis, Moses Peter, Louise Peter, Peter Joseph, Maggie Gilbert, Sam Alexander, Natalie Erick, David Henry, Paul James, Daniel John, Walter John, Stanley Luke, Abraham Peter, Noah Peter, Daniel Roberts, Johnny Ross.
Comments Split into 2 volumes, 998 pp. total.
Contributors McGary, Mary Jane (author)
Type Text
Subject Language(s) Gwich'in
LingType text
Files: Gwich'inGwandak1.pdf

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