Notes for a presentation on Dení and Suruí ethnobiology

Notas para una ponencia sobre la etnobiología de dení y suruí

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Subject LanguageSuruí
Language PID(s)ailla:119857
Title [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Title
TitleNotes for a presentation on Dení and Suruí ethnobiology
Language CommunityMerrão, river Cuniuá, Amazonas, Brazil and Linha Onze, Rondônia, Brazil
Place CreatedPorto Velho, Rondônia, Brazil
Date Created1993-07-21
Description [Indigenous]
Language of Indigenous Description
DescriptionThese data were collected by Kaufman in July and August 1993 in Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil. Dan Everett had invited TK to Brazil to give lectures on field methods to a group of SIL linguists. Everett and Robert Dixon organized a workshop on grammar-writing for SIL people in Northern Brazil; about 15 SIL linguists were there for 6 weeks; they attended lectures in the mornings and gave reports in the afternoons Kaufman agreed to teach only if he could do field work in the afternoons. These file slips were collected during this trip.

The Dení data were from two brothers, Kazupana & Haku (the only names that Kaufman noted for them), of the same father, different mothers, and about 25-30 years difference in their ages. They were from Merrão, a town on the river Cuniuá (spelled Kunyuwá by Kaufman) in the state of Amazonas in Brazil. The Suruí data were from Pedro Surui, whose name in his language was Kabéte:m; he was from Linha Onze (Line Eleven), Rondonia, Brazil. Both Dení and Suruí are noteworthy because they both have as many animal names as plant names (where many cultures in that area have more plant names).

Data collection dates:
Animals: 28 hours, 21 July to 3 August 1993
Plants: 23 hours, 3-15 August 1993
Animals: 22 hours, 22 July to 2 August 1993
Plants: 22 hours, 3-15 August 1993

All documents are handwritten.
C00177: Handout for the presentation
C00181: Elicited list of words
C00189: Notes
Field notes
Source Note
Contributor(s) Individual / RoleKaufman, Terrence (Researcher)
Contributor(s) Corporate / Role

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