• Collection number: 2020-09
    • Primary contributors: María Gómez (consultant); Irma Easty Ovelar (consultant); Madeline Bossi (researcher, participant); Maksymilian Dabkowski (researcher, participant); Emily Drummond (researcher, participant); Emily Grabowski (researcher, participant); Rebecca Jarvis (researcher, participant); Phuong Khuu (researcher, participant); Lev Michael (researcher, donor, participant); Katherine Russell (researcher, participant)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Dates: 2020-2021
    • Historical information: This collection consists of materials produced by students of the graduate-level field methods course in the Department of Linguistics at UC Berkeley between September 2020 and May 2021 (Linguistics 240A/B). The course was taught by Prof. Lev Michael, and the language consultants were María (Mary) Gómez and Irma Easty Ovelar. The students in Linguistics 240A were Bossi, Dabkowski, Drummond, Grabowski, Jarvis, Khuu, and Russell; Wesley dos Santos, another UC Berkeley graduate student, was an occasional visitor. The students in 240B were Dabkowski, Jarvis, and Russell.
      The course was organized with the focus of 240A being the development of two descriptions of aspects of Paraguayan Guaraní phonology and/or grammar, without recourse to published materials on the language, while the focus of 240B was to develop a single research paper on some aspect of the language, engaging both with published materials on Paraguayan Guaraní, as well as with the broader scholarly literature.
      Gómez and Ovelar are native speakers of Paraguayan Guaraní residing in the US who learned the language as children and who still use the language when talking to friends and family in Paraguay. Gómez was born and raised in Asunción, Paraguay, and, as of August 2021, has been living in the US for several decades (in San Jose, CA for many years). Ovelar was born and raised in Concepción, and has lived in the New York City area for some two decades.
    • Scope and content: Video recordings and notes from in-class and small-group elicitation sessions pertaining to lexicon, grammar, and phonology, and of narrative texts. The course was carried out during the COVID-19 pandemic on Zoom. Recordings were made as compressed M4A files on Zoom, instead of as uncompressed WAV files using a digital recorder. Notes were taken using Google Docs, instead of with a notebook and pen; the Google documents are archived as PDF/A files. File bundles 004, 005, and 042 were deleted during the course of creating the archival deposit.
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: María Gómez, Irma Easty Ovelar, Madeline Bossi, Maksymilian Dabkowski, Emily Drummond, Emily Grabowski, Rebecca Jarvis, Phuong Khuu, Lev Michael, and Katherine Russell. Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní, 2020-09, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2PR7TNF.

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    • Item number: 2020-09.001
    • Date: 01 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: María Gómez (consultant); Lev Michael (researcher); Madeline Bossi (participant); Maksymilian Dabkowski (participant); Emily Drummond (participant); Rebecca Jarvis (participant); Phuong Khuu (participant); Katherine Russell (participant)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Lexical elicitation: body parts, animal terms, features of the natural world, manufactured objects, and human-related terms. Grammatical elicitation: possessive constructions and simple sentences with intransitive and transitive verbs.
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Lexical and grammatical elicitation: Various, 2020-09.001, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2K072ZV.
    • Item number: 2020-09.003
    • Date: 09 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: Irma Easty Ovelar (consultant); Emily Drummond (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Lexical elicitation: Kinship terms, natural terms, abstract concepts, colors, 2020-09.003, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X29K48ZK.
    • Item number: 2020-09.006
    • Date: 09 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: María Gómez (consultant); Madeline Bossi (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Lexical elicitation: Greetings, animals, body parts, and natural features, 2020-09.006, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X25T3J6T.
    • Item number: 2020-09.008
    • Date: 09 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: María Gómez (consultant); Emily Grabowski (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Lexical elicitation: Family relationships, body parts, animals, greetings, 2020-09.008, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2222SGD.
    • Item number: 2020-09.009
    • Date: 10 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: María Gómez (consultant); Katherine Russell (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Lexical elicitation: Greetings, nature, colors, adjectives, kinship, 2020-09.009, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2X9290H.
    • Item number: 2020-09.010
    • Date: 09 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: María Gómez (consultant); Phuong Khuu (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Lexical elicitation, 2020-09.010, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2SJ1J8S.
    • Item number: 2020-09.011
    • Date: 10 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: Irma Easty Ovelar (consultant); Maksymilian Dabkowski (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Body parts, nature, family members, pronouns, plurals, possessive phrases.
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Lexical and grammatical elicitation: Various, 2020-09.011, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2NS0SKH.
    • Item number: 2020-09.012
    • Date: 10 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: Irma Easty Ovelar (consultant); Rebecca Jarvis (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Elicitation of nature terms, especially times of day; colors; and numbers.
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Lexical elicitation: Nature, colors, numbers, 2020-09.012, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2J38R7T.
    • Item number: 2020-09.015
    • Date: 16 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: Irma Easty Ovelar (consultant); Emily Drummond (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Elicitation of verbal paradigms for intransitive and transitive verbs, focusing on verbal agreement, pronouns, and inclusive and exclusive we.
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Grammatical elicitation: Verbal agreement and clusivity, 2020-09.015, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X24T6H2F.
    • Item number: 2020-09.016
    • Date: 16 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: María Gómez (consultant); Emily Grabowski (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Lexical elicitation of plant parts (general), some natural world items, and some verbs.
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Lexical elicitation: Plants and verbs, 2020-09.016, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2125RB1.
    • Item number: 2020-09.017
    • Date: 16 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: María Gómez (consultant); Phuong Khuu (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Grammatical elicitation: Imperatives, 2020-09.017, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2W957VQ.
    • Item number: 2020-09.018
    • Date: 16 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: María Gómez (consultant); Madeline Bossi (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Elicitation of adpositional phrases with various types of complements (simple NPs, modified NPs, pronouns).
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Grammatical elicitation: Adpositions, 2020-09.018, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2RJ4H5V.
    • Item number: 2020-09.019
    • Date: 17 Jan 2020
    • Contributors: Irma Easty Ovelar (consultant); Maksymilian Dabkowski (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Greetings, alienable and inalienable possessive paradigms, possessive predication, possessive phrases in full clauses.
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Lexical and grammatical elicitation: Greetings and possessive constructions, 2020-09.019, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2MW2FT0.
    • Item number: 2020-09.020
    • Date: 17 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: Irma Easty Ovelar (consultant); Rebecca Jarvis (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Formation of polar questions and of constituent questions with some wh-words.
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Grammatical elicitation: Question formation, 2020-09.020, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2H41Q4F.
    • Item number: 2020-09.021
    • Date: 17 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: María Gómez (consultant); Katherine Russell (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Exploring existentials and nonverbal predication in declarative sentences, questions and negation.
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Lexical and grammatical elicitation: Existentials and adjectives, 2020-09.021, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2CC0ZC8.
    • Item number: 2020-09.023
    • Date: 23 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: Irma Easty Ovelar (consultant); Emily Drummond (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Verbal agreement paradigms, focusing on portmanteau agreement markers, active vs. stative intransitives, and agreement in ditransitives.
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Grammatical elicitation: Verbal agreement, active-stative system, ditransitives, 2020-09.023, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X23T9FW6.
    • Item number: 2020-09.024
    • Date: 23 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: María Gómez (consultant); Emily Grabowski (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Animal and inanimate + diminutives.
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Lexical elicitation: Diminutives, 2020-09.024, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2028Q6N.
    • Item number: 2020-09.025
    • Date: 23 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: María Gómez (consultant); Madeline Bossi (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Adpositional phrases with plural complements and complements with adjectives. Beginning of a story to gather semi-naturalistic adposition data.
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Grammatical elicitation: Adpositions, 2020-09.025, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2V986RS.
    • Item number: 2020-09.026
    • Date: 23 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: María Gómez (consultant); Phuong Khuu (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Grammatical elicitation: Imperatives and prohibitives, 2020-09.026, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2QN65FS.
    • Item number: 2020-09.027
    • Date: 24 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: Irma Easty Ovelar (consultant); Rebecca Jarvis (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Formation of questions, focusing especially on constituent questions.
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Grammatical elicitation: Question formation, 2020-09.027, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2KW5DRH.
    • Item number: 2020-09.028
    • Date: 24 Sep 2020
    • Contributors: Irma Easty Ovelar (consultant); Maksymilian Dabkowski (researcher)
    • Language: Paraguayan Guaraní (gug)
    • Availability: Online access
    • Description: Various possessive constructions.
    • Collection: Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Suggested citation: Grammatical elicitation: Various possessive constructions, 2020-09.028, in "Berkeley Field Methods: Paraguayan Guaraní", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2G44P02.