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People everywhere enjoy storytelling, and stories are an excellent source of data for linguistic analysis. Rupp and Rupp have compiled seven stories narrated by a native speaker of this language group located in southern Mexico. They give the phonemic transcription of each text, with detailed glossing in English as well as free translations in English and Spanish.
They also include a brief sketch of the culture, a phonemic description of the language, and background information about the narrator. Thus, this book is valuable for both anthropologists and linguists.
This is the second volume in the series Folklore Texts in Mexican Indian Languages. The Rupps have been conducting field work among the Ozumacín Chinantec since 1984.