The Woman Who Was a Fox: The Structure of a Natchez Oral Narrative

  title={The Woman Who Was a Fox: The Structure of a Natchez Oral Narrative},
  author={Geoffrey Kimball},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={421 - 437}
  • Geoffrey Kimball
  • Published 1 July 2013
  • Linguistics, Art
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
The structure of literary narrative in Natchez has rarely been discussed. Although both John R Swanton in 1908 and Mary R. Haas in 1934–36 together collected over 70 Natchez literary narratives, only one has been published with the Natchez text, as an introduction to a grammatical sketch of the language (Kimball 2005). Following the lead of Dell Hymes (1981; 2003), Natchez literary narratives are better understood in a verse format than as prose. This paper is such an analysis of a literary… 
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