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    • Collection number: 2019-02
    • Primary contributors: Martha Anderson (consultant), Jenny Chernikoff (consultant), Mike Chernikoff (consultant), Tikhon Chernikoff (consultant), Kaba Chichenoff (consultant), Melania Curtis (consultant), Helen Hutchinson (consultant), Philip Katelnikoff (consultant), Katherine Kvasnikoff (consultant), Louis Kvasnikoff (consultant), Mike Kvasnikoff (consultant), Sarge Kvasnikoff (consultant), Yakov Kvasnikoff (consultant), Nick Leman (consultant), Larry Matson (consultant), Praskovya Muller (consultant), Emily Nekeforoff (consultant), Nick Nekeforoff (consultant), Eunice Neseth (consultant), Gus Oskolkoff (consultant), Simeon Oskolkoff (consultant), Johnnie Pestrikoff (consultant), Julie Pestrikoff (consultant), Johnny Saracoff (consultant), Mary Shuravloff (consultant), Conor Daly (researcher, donor)
    • Languages: Alutiiq, English (eng), Ninilchik Russian (rus), Old Slavonic (chu), Russian (rus)
    • Dates: 1985
    • Historical information: The project in which these materials were created was designed by Dr. Daly to test the hypothesis that in some parts of Alaska descendants of Russian settlers may have continued to speak a form of Russian to the present day. He obtained funding from the Center for Slavic and East European Studies to travel to Alaska for fieldwork. He started at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where Dr. Michael Krauss pointed him to a selection of published sources, mainly on lexical borrowings from Russian into Native languages of Alaska (especially Sugpiaq). He also mentioned to Dr. Daly that he heard that Russian was still spoken among a number of families associated with the village of Ninilchik on the Kenai Peninsula. Dr. Daly made contact with some of these families, initially via the Russian Orthodox Church in Anchorage, and conducted a number of interviews (taping them on a cassette recorder) in Anchorage, Ninilchick, English Bay, and at a number of locations on Kodiak Island (Kodiak, Ouzinkie, Spruce Island) during the months of July and August 1985. He presented the results in a paper read to the UCB/UCLA Slavic Colloquium held in early 1986.
    • Scope and content: Sound recordings of conversations and linguistic elicitation
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: Martha Anderson, Jenny Chernikoff, Mike Chernikoff, Tikhon Chernikoff, Kaba Chichenoff, Melania Curtis, Helen Hutchinson, Philip Katelnikoff, Katherine Kvasnikoff, Louis Kvasnikoff, Mike Kvasnikoff, Sarge Kvasnikoff, Yakov Kvasnikoff, Nick Leman, Larry Matson, Praskovya Muller, Emily Nekeforoff, Nick Nekeforoff, Eunice Neseth, Gus Oskolkoff, Simeon Oskolkoff, Johnnie Pestrikoff, Julie Pestrikoff, Johnny Saracoff, Mary Shuravloff, and Conor Daly. Ninilchik Russian Sound Recordings, 2019-02, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X29Z935W.
    • Associated materials: See Dr. Daly's unpublished papers at the Alaskan Native Language Archive: https://www.uaf.edu/anla/collections/search/resultDetail.xml?id=RU985D1985.

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    • Item number: 2019-02.006
    • Date: 31 Jul 1985
    • Contributors: Johnny Saracoff (consultant), Conor Daly (researcher, donor)
    • Languages: English (eng), Ninilchik Russian (rus), Russian (rus)
    • Availability: Restricted. (Access to Item number 2019-02.006 requires depositor permission. Email scoil-ling@berkeley.edu to inquire.)
    • Place: Seldovia, AK
    • Description: One WAV file. Contains lexical election on animals and fish. Also contains a conversation about the differences between Russian and Ninilchik Russian, about the consultant's ancestors and specific individuals the consultant may have had contact with, as well as previous Russian settlers in Seldovia and if they told folk tales and stories of hunting and fishing in Russian.
    • Collection: Ninilchik Russian Sound Recordings
    • Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
    • Preferred citation: [Lexical elicitation, conversation about ancestors, previous Russian settlers, and folk tales], 2019-02.006, in "Ninilchik Russian Sound Recordings", Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.7297/X2JH3JF8.

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