Latin American Languages Collection of Terrence Kaufman

Colección de las Lenguas de Latinoamérica de Terrence Kaufman

Object Details

Collection LanguageLacandon
Huasteco
Huave, San Dionisio del Mar
Hokan
Ch'ol
Itza'
Ixil
Huave, San Mateo del Mar
Lenca
Mayan
Mocho
Multiple
Nahuatl
Nahuatl, Central Huasteca
Nahuatl, Western Huasteca
Nahuatl, Eastern Huasteca
Nahuatl
Otomanguean
Totonacan
Tzeltal
Tzotzil
Uspanteko
Uto-Aztecan
Xinca
Dení
Suruí
Language PIDailla:119639
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Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleLatin American Languages Collection of Terrence Kaufman
Country(ies)United States
Mexico
Guatemala
Collector(s)Kaufman, Terrence
Depositor(s)Kaufman, Terrence
Project/Collector Website
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThis collection contains materials collected, compiled, or created by Terrence Kaufman during his career researching the languages of Latin America. This collection does not contain materials that were collected under the auspices of an organized project (such as the Francisco Marroquín Linguistic Project or the Project for the Documentation of the Languages of MesoAmerica) nor does it contain materials for languages that were part of Kaufman's sustained independent research (which can be found in collections such as his Mayan Languages, Wasteko, and Huasteca Nawa collections). In total, there are 43 folders containing 80 text documents, 202 files containing scanned images of file slips, one image and one video.

The folders in this collection either contain analytical documents written by Kaufman about one or more Latin American languages or contain scanned images of file slips that were prepared by Kaufman. The data on these file slips either derives from elicitation conducted by Kaufman himself (as in the Suruí and Dení file slips) or were compiled from published sources by Kaufman, who grouped together perceived cognates and often made annotation on the file slips themselves (as with the Hokan file slips). The following sets of file slips are found in this collection:
  • Comparative Hokan file slips
  • Comparative Pomoan file slips
  • Yuman etymologies file slips
  • Uto-Aztecan Numic branch file slips
  • Dení ethnobiology file slips
  • Suruí ethnobiology file slips
Many of the languages represented in this collection are found only in one resource in it. The languages and language group which appear multiple times are listed below:
  • Otomanguean --- 14 folders, 16 documents, 1 video recording
  • Hokan --- 13 folders, 5 documents, 73 file slip files
  • Mixe-Zoque --- 9 folders, 14 documents, 1 video recording
  • Zapotec --- 8 folders
  • Tlapanec --- 8 folders, 10 documents
  • Zapotecan --- 7 folders, 8 documents
  • Uto-Aztecan --- 7 folders, 4 documents, 16 file slip files, 1 video recording
  • Nahuatl --- 6 folders
  • Subtiaba --- 6 folders, 6 documents
  • Chiapanec --- 6 folders, 9 documents
  • Mangue --- 6 folders
  • Xinca --- 5 folders, 4 documents, 1 video recording
  • Lenca --- 5 folders, 4 documents, 1 video recording
  • Mixtec --- 5 folders
  • Popolocan --- 5 folders, 7 documents
  • Suruí --- 5 folders, 3 documents, 44 file slip files
  • Mixtecan --- 5 folders, 7 documents
  • Amuzgo --- 5 folders, 7 documents
  • Ch'ol --- 4 folders, 4 documents
  • Mixe --- 4 folders
  • Mayan --- 4 folders, 4 documents, 1 video recording
  • Otomí --- 4 folders
  • Huave, San Dionisio del Mar --- 4 folders, 2 documents, 1 video recording
  • Dení --- 4 folders, 1 documents, 60 file slip files
  • Chinantecan --- 3 folders, 3 documents
  • Huasteco --- 2 folders, 2 documents
  • Arawakan --- 3 folders, 3 documents
  • Zoque --- 3 folders
  • Totonac --- 3 folders
  • Chorotega --- 3 folders, 4 documents
  • Matagalpa --- 3 folders, 3 documents
  • Huave, San Mateo del Mar --- 2 folders, 2 documents
  • Oto-Pamean --- 2 folders, 2 documents
  • Chibchan --- 2 folders, 2 documents
  • Tlahuica --- 2 folders, 3 documents
  • Comanche --- 2 folders, 1 document, 16 file slip files
  • Tzeltal --- 2 folders, 2 documents
  • Tzotzil --- 2 folders, 2 documents
  • Totonacan --- 2 folders, 2 documents, 1 video recording
  • Pipil --- 2 folders, 2 documents
  • Popoluca, Sayula --- 2 folders, 8 documents
  • Zoque, Copainalá --- 2 folders, 8 documents
  • Matlatzinca --- 2 folders, 2 documents
  • Chichimeco-Jonaz --- 2 folders, 3 documents
  • Yuman-Cochimí --- 1 folder, 17 file slip files
The bulk of the materials were given to AILLA by Terrence Kaufman for digitization and preservation in 2012. Some born-digital materials were given to AILLA beginning at that time. After processing, physical media was returned to Kaufman beginning in May 2018.

Many items in this collection are Public Access, whereas others are Restricted. Refer to AILLA's Access Levels and Conditions of Use for more information.

The digitization and preservation of this collection was supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. BCS-1157867. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
ReferencesKaufman, Terrence. 2001. Two Highly Effective Models for Large-scale Documentation of Endangered Languages. In Osamu Sakiyama and Fubito Endo (eds.), Lectures on Endangered Languages 2, from Kyoto Conference 2000. Kyoto: Nakanishi, (pp. 269-284). [File Lg_doc_models.pdf below; archivo Lg_doc_models.pdf abajo]
Esta colección fue digitalizado, comisariado y ingestionado en AILLA con el apoyo de la National Science Foundation con la subvención número BCS-1157867.