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Harvey Carlson Papers on the Aikana Language

Collection number: SCL Carlson
Primary contributors:  Manoel Viera de Sousa (consultant), Pedro Viera de Sousa (consultant), Luis Espirito Santo (consultant), Harvey Carlson (researcher), Getulio Viera de Sousa (consultant)
Additional contributors:  William F. Weigel (researcher), David A. Peterson (researcher), Larry Hyman (researcher), Pam Morgan (researcher), Julio Cezar Melatti (researcher), Anita Liang (researcher), William Bontkes (researcher), Harvey Carlson (author), Julião Machado (consultant), Laura Buszard-Welcher (researcher), José Ramos (consultant), Leanne Hinton (researcher, compiler), Marvin Kramer (researcher)
Languages: Aikana, Kwaza
Dates: 1984-1992
Extent: 1.08 linear feet (2 boxes and 1 binder)
Historical information: Harvey Carlson (d. March 10, 1994) received a bachelor's degree with a major in linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley. He was an audio technician in the university's Language Lab (now the Berkeley Language Center). While a student, he was awarded a President's Undergraduate Fellowship to support fieldwork on the Aikana language in the state of Rondonia, Brazil from April-June of 1984. After graduation, Carlson left the field of linguistics to pursue a career as an environmentalist.
Scope and content: The Papers document Carlson's field research on Aikana in Rondonia, Brazil form April-June of 1984. The collection includes his original Aikana field notebooks and photographs and a small amount of material for the Kwaza language. Carlson's main linguistic consultants were Manoel Viera de Sousa, Pedro Viera de Sousa, Getulio Viera de Sousa, and Luis Espirito Santo (Aikana) and Joséamos (Kwaza). Also included are materials developed for a field methods course held at the University of California, Berkeley in 1992 based on Carlson's field data.
Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
Preferred citation: Harvey Carlson Papers on the Aikana Language, SCL Carlson, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2MK69TR
Associated materials: Audio recordings associated with the Papers are in the Berkeley Language Center, Berkeley, California (LA 165, LA 169, LA 171).