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Central Sierra Miwok Dictionary with Texts (1960) by L. S. Freeland and Sylvia M. Broadbent
- Abbreviations and alphabetic order
- Central Sierra Miwok-English Dictionary
A, Č (p. 1),
Č, E (p. 2),
H (pp. 2,
I, J (p. 5),
J (p. 6),
K (pp. 6,
L (p. 10),
M (pp. 10,
N (pp. 12,
Ŋ (p. 13),
P (pp. 13,
S, Š (p. 15),
Š (p. 16),
T (pp. 16,
T. (pp. 18,
U (p. 19),
W (pp. 19,
Y, ?, ?A, ?E (p. 21),
?E, ?I (p. 22),
?O (pp. 22,
?U (pp. 23,
?W, ?Y, ?', Ø (p. 24)
- English-Central Sierra Miwok Dictionary
A (pp. 27,
B (pp. 28,
C (pp. 30,
D (pp. 32,
E (pp. 33,
F (pp. 34,
G (pp. 35,
H (pp. 36,
I, J (p. 37),
K (pp. 37,
L (pp. 38,
M (pp. 39,
N (pp. 40,
O (p. 41),
P (pp. 41,
Q (p. 43),
R (pp. 43,
S (pp. 44,
T (pp. 47,
U, V (p. 49),
W (pp. 49,
Y (p. 51)
- I. The story of Yayali the Giant
- II. Shamanistic experiences
- III. Notes on dances
- IV. Two Songs
- V. Reminiscences
- VI. ?yt.•yt.•i? kálŋa? hàŋi•t (A big dance in the roundhouse)
About the Authors
Dr. Sylvia M. Broadbent prepared this dictionary in 1959 while a R.A. at
the Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley.
She received a B.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology from University of California
Berkeley in 1952 and 1960.
Her Ph.D. dissertation was A Grammar of Southern Sierra Miwok.
This was later revised and published as
Southern Sierra Miwok Language.
Dr. Broadbent is Professor Emerita at University of California Riverside.
Her areas of interest are archaeology and ethnohistory of the Andean area,
especially the Chibcha of Columbia; and North American Indians,
especially California and the Desert West. She has also
undertaken studies in descriptive and historical linguistics, especially
American Indian languages and in language and culture, including relationships
between linguistic findings and other kinds of anthropological research, and
Her papers are at UC Riverside.
The dictionary was based on earlier work by L. S. Freeland (1948-1972).
(Also known as Nancy de Angulo, Lucy Freeland de Angulo, and Mrs. Jaime de
Lucy S. Freeland was born 1890 in New Jersey.
She graduated from Vassar with a degree in history in 1912.
As a graduate student, she became
a U.S. anthropological linguist at University of California Berkeley.
Her Ph.D. work was interrupted by her marriage to Dr. Jaime de Angulo
and sickness in her family.
She continued to be associated with the university and produced
Sierra Miwok Grammar,
a “A-1” work according to Dr. Kroeber,
that wasn’t published in the UCPAAE only because of budget problems.
She also collaborated with her husband in several linguistic projects.
They were divorced in 1948 and her ex-husband died in 1950.
L. S. Freeland in 1925.
of Gui de Angulo (from
Central Sierra Miwok Myths
Sierra Miwok Grammar was finally published in 1951 as
“Language of the Sierra Miwok,”
Indiana University Publications in Anthropology and Linguistics,
Memoir 6, supplement to International Journal of American Linguistics,
17(1) (Jan. 1951).
based on research in 1921-32.
Mrs. Freeland also produced a series of vocabulary cards.
Her papers are at UC Santa Cruz.
Her biography is in the UC Berkeley Department of Linguistics Survey Report #3
The Central Sierra Miwok lived in the foothills around Sonora, California,
and north and northwest of Yosemite Valley.
The Southern Sierra Miwok lived in Yosemite Valley, Mariposa, and the
L. S. Freeland (Lucy Shepard Freeland), (1890-1972)
Sylvia Marguerite Broadbent (1932-2015),
Central Sierra Miwok Dictionary with Texts,
University of California Publications in Linguistics, v. 23
(Berkeley: University of California Press, 1960).
Gray paper cover.
Library of Congress Call Number P25 .C25 vol. 23.
The texts were collected and translated by L. S. Freeland, and the
material, in dictionary form was prepared by Sylvia M. Broadbent.
SIL Ethnologue language code: CSM.
An additional glossary is available in
Howard Berman ed. Freeland’s Central Sierra Miwok Myths,
Report #3 Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
(Berkeley: UC press, 1982), pp. 123-133.
Partially converted to HTML by Dan Anderson, December 2004,
from a copy at the San Diego Public Library.
—Dan Anderson, www.yosemite.ca.us