Catalog history: Items related to the interview with Murray B. Emeneau formerly included Survey.t001.002, Survey.t001.003, Survey.t001.004, and Survey.t001.005, each of which included a single physical object: one of two original minidiscs and three cassette copies. The digital assets resulting from the minidiscs were consolidated into the present item and the cassettes were deaccessioned.
Description: Murray B. Emeneau was the first Chair of the modern Department of Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, beginning in 1953. In this interview he discusses his career, including his early education in Nova Scotia; his graduate training and postdoctoral work at Yale in the 1920s and 1930s; his fieldwork in India in the 1930s; Linguistic Institutes of the late 1930s; his first decade at Berkeley in the 1940s; and the early years of the Berkeley Linguistics Department. Influences and connections with Leonard Bloomfield, Franklin Edgerton, Mary R. Haas, Edward Sapir, and others are described. The included transcript is not complete and has some inaccuracies in the spellings of names.
Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
Preferred citation: [Interview with Murray B. Emeneau], Survey.t001.001, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/item/1721