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Sauvel and Elliott: 'Isill Héqwas Wáxish: A Dried Coyote's Tail

  • Author(s): Bright, William
  • et al.

The co-author of A Dried Coyote's Tail, the linguist Eric Elliott, is a young scholar whose contributions to our knowledge of the Takic language family are already outstanding. While a student at the University of California, San Diego, he collaborated with the Luiseno elder Villiana Hyde m publshing a 1400-page volume of Luisefio texts (Hyde and EUiott 1994); for his dissertation, he then compUed a three-volume, 1800-page dictionary of Luiseno (Elliott 1999). More recently, with Serrano elder Dorothy Ramon, he has published a volume of Serrano texts (2000). His collaboration with Kathy Sauvel for the present volume mvolved taping 960 texts as spoken by Kathy, then working closely with her to transcribe and translate them. The results are published here in a Cahullla-English interlinear format.

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