LINGUIST List 16.217

Mon Jan 24 2005

Qs: Southern Sierra Miwok

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        1.    Jesse Gaskell, Southern Sierra Miwok

Message 1: Southern Sierra Miwok

Date: 24-Jan-2005
From: Jesse Gaskell <>
Subject: Southern Sierra Miwok

Dear Linguists,

I was speaking with our forensic anthropologist, and he has been using a
source for the Southern Sierra miwok language "Boomfield" or "Blumfeld"
1930. It is not a study that many people reference for this language. We
are most familiar with Broadbent, 1960, 1964, and Freeland, also
Callaghan...Is there a reference list from other linguists that we could

I am the speech-language pathologist of the tribe, as well as a member
of the Tribal Archives Team. It would be very helpful if you have any
information as to who would know this information.

Thank you,

Sandra Gaskell, RPA
Tribal Archives Team
Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation
P.O. Box 1200, Mariposa, CA 95338 Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
                            Language Description

Subject Language(s): Miwok, Southern Sierra (SKD)

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