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Sally McLendon
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar

Translating the Structure and Function of Traditional Oral Narrative in Native North America

To study the traditional oral narrative of a small Native American group - the Eastern Pomo of northern California - particularly in their myths. Stipend will support PI in a field trip to the Eastern Pomo in order to check linguistic analyses carried out previously, to transcribe correctly earlier phonetically flawed recordings of 4 myths collected in 1902, and to investigate Eastern Pomo reactions to various translation alternatives.

Project fields:

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 7/31/1977