McKinney, Carol Virginia. A linguistic shift in Kaje, Kagoro, and Katab kinship terminology

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: A linguistic shift in Kaje, Kagoro, and Katab kinship terminology

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Ethnology--Vol. 22, No. 4

Published By: Original publisher Ethnology--Vol. 22, No. 4 Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh. 1983. 281-293 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Carol Virginia McKinney

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2015. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Katab (FF38)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Identification (101); Comparative evidence (171); Sociocultural trends (178); Linguistic identification (197); Kinship terminology (601); Avuncular and nepotic relatives (604);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This article examines a differential shift in kinship terminology, especially the term for mother's brother, among three ethnically and linguistically related groups, the Katab, Kaje and Kagoro. MoBr-SiSo/Da is a privileged and close relationship in all three groups. The term [n]ángát[/n] was used for mother's brother and extended to all three generations of maternal male affines. However, younger Kagoro now distinguish between the actual mother's brother and the general set of male affinal relationships. The author notes no concomitant changes in patterns of behavior or social relationships that might account for this change.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 6

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ff38-006

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Journal Article

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 293)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1967-1971, 1972-1976

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Ian Skoggard; 2012

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1931-1983

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Kaduna state, Nigeria

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Katab (African people)


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