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MS 4013 Grammatical notes. The pronoun in Indian languages

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
16 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4013
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4013, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4013
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3961 Draft of linguistic map of the territory comprising Washington, Oregon, and California and linguistic chart of Guatemala

Creator:
Etawa Caume  Search this
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Map - draft
Charts
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Also linguistic chart of Guatemala.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3961
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Washington (State)  Search this
Oregon  Search this
California  Search this
Guatemala  Search this
Genre/Form:
Map - draft
Charts
Citation:
Manuscript 3961, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3961
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4224 Note and two diagrams concerning North American Indian language phyla

Creator:
Whorf, Benjamin Lee, 1897-1941  Search this
Collector:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Extent:
3 Pages
Culture:
American Indian  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Diagrams
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Concern North American Indian language phyla.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4224
Local Note:
Collected by John R. Swanton; A. note by Swanton reads, "made by Whorf during a visit."
autograph document
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diagrams
Citation:
Manuscript 4224, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4224
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4269 Printed words from various world languages

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Consists of numerous slips of various sizes- apparently a comparative study. Includes Asiatic, European, etc, as well as Chinese symbols with German equivalents ? Unarranged. Looks worthless- MCB, 1956.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4269
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4269, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4269
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4072 Languages of American Indians

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
83 Pages
Culture:
American Indian  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This manuscript may or may not be complete. The date and name of author do not appear.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4072
Local Note:
May be by J.N.B. Hewitt. H. Landar noted (3/66) that some material in # 410 (a part from the Lutuamian-Shahaptian material) appears to be akin to this-MCB.
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4072, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4072
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 4059 Tracing of map

Collector:
Mooney, James, 1861-1921  Search this
Creator:
Torbert, John B.  Search this
Culture:
American Indian  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Shows Indian Tribes in Central United States from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4059
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 4059, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4059
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3875 Suggested outline for tribal Monographs on the American Indian tribes

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
2 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3875
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3875, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3875
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3729 Evolution of language

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Extent:
17 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Date and name of writer not given.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3729
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3729, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3729
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3457 Comparative list of words sent to A. S. Gatschet by Charles Hill-Tout

Collector:
Hill-Tout, Charles, 1858-1944  Search this
Addressee:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
11 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
September, 25, 1898
Scope and Contents:
Requests that he examine them with a view to determining whether or not they are from a common origin. The words belong to distinct and independent stocks, west of the Rockies, but the stock names are withheld in order that an unbiased opinion may be reached. Also letter of transmittal, 1 page.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3457
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3457, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3457
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3248 Nils Kolkin papers on historical linguistics

Collector:
Kolkin, N.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Maps
Photoengravings
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Contents: Early historical record of words in various languages. 191 pages. (2 copies). Archaic times in Asia Minor and vicinity, including appendix to manuscript, 244 pages; (After the last ice period). History of the western alphabets, 29 pages. 12 maps (miscellaneous) and 4 photoengravings from The Mid-Pacific magazine, no date. (Hawaiian, Samoan, Maori, and Fiji Id. types.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3248
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Photoengravings
Citation:
Manuscript 3248, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3248
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3095 Some results of a protracted analysis of human speech from a mechanical standpoint

Collector:
Arden, J.  Search this
Extent:
45 Pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Also a new phonetic alphabet consisting of geometrical figures based upon this analysis.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3095
Local Note:
November 30, 1928. Original manuscript returned to author at his request, and manuscript under same title, but with changes and corrections, consisting of 48 pages substituted. (See correspondence).
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3095, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3095
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3120 Is the polysynthesis of Duponceau characteristic of Indian languages?

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Creator:
Renan, M. E.  Search this
Extent:
32 pages
13 items (cards )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
A critique and exposition. With excerpts from M.E. Renan.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3120
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3120, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3120
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 3117 General remarks on linguistic morphology in American Indian and other languages

Collector:
Hewitt, J. N. B. (John Napoleon Brinton), 1859-1937  Search this
Extent:
32 pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 3117
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 3117, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS3117
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2274 Linguistic Reports of the British Association for the Advancement of Science- A General Review

Collector:
Frachtenberg, Leo Joachim, 1883-1930  Search this
Extent:
10 pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2274
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2274, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2274
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 2050 Note-book for IndoGermanic Philology: E. Balto-Slavic

Collector:
Frachtenberg, Leo Joachim, 1883-1930  Search this
Extent:
18 pages
Culture:
Indo-German  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
August 1906
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2050
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 2050, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2050
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1732 Paper on grammatical gender

Collector:
Frachtenberg, Leo Joachim, 1883-1930  Search this
Extent:
22 pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
1908
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1732
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1732, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1732
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1734 Bibliography of Linguistics

Collector:
Frachtenberg, Leo Joachim, 1883-1930  Search this
Extent:
1,146 items (cards )
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1734
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1734, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1734
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1589 Comments on Grammatic Categories

Collector:
Gatschet, Albert S. (Albert Samuel), 1832-1907  Search this
Extent:
85 pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1589
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1589, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1589
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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MS 1098 Vocabulary of the proto-fant dialect [baby talk] of Miss Bessie Gilbert

Creator:
Gilbert, Grove Karl, 1843-1918  Search this
Names:
Gilbert, Bessie  Search this
Extent:
4 pages
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Pages
Date:
circa 1878
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1098
General:
Previously titled "Baby-talk ("Proto-fant") of Bessie Gilbert, 1-1/2 years old"
Topic:
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 1098, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1098
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
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Charles F. Hockett papers

Creator:
Hockett, Charles  Search this
Extent:
5.4 Linear Feet ((10 document boxes) plus 2 record storage boxes of sound recordings)
Culture:
Fijians  Search this
Potowatomi  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1934-2000
bulk 1940-1989
Summary:
This collection contains the professional papers of linguist Charles F. Hockett. Included are research materials consisting of field notes and notebooks, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, annotated copies of other scholars' work, a few drawings, photographs, and sound recordings.
Scope and Content Note:
This collection contains the professional papers of linguist Charles F. Hockett. Included are research materials consisting of field notes and notebooks, correspondence, published and unpublished writings, annotated copies of other scholars' work, a few drawings, photographs, and sound recordings.

The materials in this collection document Hockett's career as a structural linguist, and provides glimpses into his military service and his passion for music. Hockett's writings and notes, which comprise the majority of the materials in the collection, demonstrate his contributions to the field of linguistics.
Arrangement:
Collection is organized into 9 series: 1) Field Research, 1937-38, 1940; 2) Writings, 1940-2000; 3) Correspondence, 1945-2000; 4) Professional Activities, 1965-1970, 1989, 1993; 5) Teaching Files, 1993; 6) Biographical Files, 1934, 1942-1957-1965, 1974, 1984, 1988, 1999; 7) Notes and Drawings, 1964, 1970-1983, 1987-1988; 8) Photographs, 1944, 1960, 1978-1991, 1999; 9) Sound Recordings, 1952-1957, 1961, 1970-1976
Biographical Note:
Charles Francis Hockett was a linguist best known for his contribution to structural linguistics. Strongly influenced by the work of Leonard Bloomfield, he was "widely considered Bloomfield's chief disciple, and the most prominent explicator and elaborator of Bloomfield's works" (Gair 7). While he primarily focused on Algonquian languages, Hockett also studied Chinese, Fijian, and English.

Hockett was born in Columbus, Ohio on January 17, 1916 to Homer and Amy Hockett. He matriculated at Ohio State University in 1932 and graduated in 1936 with a BA and MA in ancient history. He then went on to study at Yale where he received his PhD in 1939. Afterward, he completed two years of postdoctoral study and had the opportunity to work with Leonard Bloomfield directly.

Drafted into the US Army in 1942, Hockett prepared language-training materials, language guides, and dictionaries for military personnel. He was eventually promoted to Captain and left the military in 1946 when he became a professor of linguistics at Cornell University. In 1957 he joined the Department of Anthropology. Hockett stayed at Cornell until 1982 when he retired to emeritus status. He later served as an adjunct professor of linguistics at Rice University.

He died on November 3, 2000.

Sources Consulted

James W. Gair, "Charles F. Hockett," in Biographical Memoirs volume 89. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2007.

Chronology

1916 -- Born January 17 in Columbus, Ohio

1932 -- Entered Ohio State University at 16

1936 -- Graduated summa cum laude with BA & MA in ancient history

1939 -- Summer of fieldwork in Kickapoo and autumn in Michoacán, Mexico Received PhD in Anthropology from Yale; dissertation based on fieldwork in Potawatomi

1940-1941 -- 2 years of postdoctoral study, including two quarters with Leonard Bloomfield at Chicago, followed by a stay at Michigan

1942 -- Drafted into US Army

1945 -- Dispatched to Tokyo as a first lieutenant to help train U.S. troops in Japanese

1946 -- Began university teaching career as an assistant professor of linguistics in the Division of Modern Languages at Cornell where he was in charge of Chinese and continued to run the Chinese program for 15 years Separated from the army with a terminal leave promotion to captain

1957 -- Become a member of Cornell's Department of Anthropology (later named the Goldwin Smith Professor of Linguistics and Anthropology)

1964 -- President of the Linguistic Society of America

1974 -- Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

1982 -- Retired from Cornell to emeritus status

1983 -- Festschrift written (Agard et al., 1983)

1986 -- Distinguished lecturer of the American Anthropological Association Visiting professor, later adjunct professor of linguistics at Rice University

2000 -- Died on November 3

Selected Bibliography

1939 -- Potawatomi Syntax. Language 15: 235-248.

1944 -- with Zhaoying Fang. Spoken Chinese: Basic Course. Military edition published (without authors' names) as a War Department Education Manual. Civilian Edition. New York: Holt.

1947 -- Peiping phonology. Journal of the American Oriental Society 67: 253-267.

1948 -- Implications of Bloomfield's Algonquian Studies. Language 24: 17-131.

1955 -- A Manual of Phonology. Baltimore: Waverley Press. How to Learn Martian. Astounding Science Fiction 55: 97-106.

1958 -- A Course in Modern Linguistics. New York: Macmillan.

1960 -- The Origin of Speech. Scientific American 203(3): 88-89.

1970 -- A Leonard Bloomfield Anthology. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press.

1973 -- Man's Place in Nature. New York: McGraw-Hill.

1987 -- Refurbishing our Foundations: Elementary Linguistics from an Advanced Point of View. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

1997 -- Approaches to Syntax. Lingua 100: 151-170.
Related Collections:
National Anthropological Archives Manuscript 7402. Letters to Charles Hockett regarding Algonquian linguistics 1937-1938.

National Anthropological Archives Manuscript 2009-15. May Mayko Ebihara conducted this oral history interview with Hockett on August 25, 1981 as part of a larger oral history project with anthropologists.

For additional Hockett correspondence, see: C. F. Voegelin Papers, American Philosophical Society. Henry Lee Smith Papers, 1935-1972 (bulk 1956-1972), University Archives, State University of New York at Buffalo.
Provenance:
These papers were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by Charles Hockett's daughter, Rachel Hockett.
Restrictions:
The Charles F. Hockett Papers are open for research.
Rights:
Contact repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Anthropology  Search this
Kickapoo language  Search this
Linguistics, general and theoretical  Search this
Citation:
Charles F. Hockett Papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.2011-14
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