Scope and content: The materials document Katie Sardinha's fieldwork on Kwak'wala during the period of 2014-2015, working with various Kwakwaka'wakw elders to study a range of semantic and syntactic topics. The collection includes original audio recordings and transcriptions of the recordings. Each transcriptions also contain a list of vocabulary encountered in the elicitation session. Main topics covered include the linguistic expression of causation, unaccusativity, psych verbs, intensifiers, and short narratives.
Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
Preferred citation: Katie Sardinha's Kwak'wala Fieldwork Collection, SCL 2014-11, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2K0727F
Description: Translations and judgments in context involving the Kwak'wala intensifiers olək'ala, tluma, and walas, as well as a few judgments involving gwalha 'to stop, finish'. We look at whether these predicates can felicitously modify a range of predicates in context.