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Papers of the forty-fourth Algonquian Conference held at University of Chicago in October 2012.
The papers of the Algonquian Conference have long served as the primary source of peer-reviewed scholarship addressing topics related to the languages and societies of Algonquian peoples. Contributions, which are peer-reviewed submissions presented at the annual conference, represent an assortment of humanities and social science disciplines, including archeology, cultural anthropology, history, ethnohistory, linguistics, literary studies, Native studies, social work, film, and countless others. Both theoretical and descriptive approaches are welcomed, and submissions often provide previously unpublished data from historical and contemporary sources, or novel theoretical insights based on firsthand research. The research is commonly interdisciplinary in scope and the papers are filled with contributions presenting fresh research from a broad array of researchers and writers. These papers are essential reading for those interested in Algonquian world views, cultures, history, and languages. They build bridges among a large international group of people who write in different disciplines. Scholars in linguistics, anthropology, history, education, and other fields are brought together in one vital community, thanks to these publications.
Monica Macaulay is Professor of Linguistics and affiliated faculty with the American Indian Studies program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Margaret Noodin is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. J. Randolph Valentine is Professor of Linguistics and American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Table of Contents
Heather Bliss, Elizabeth Ritter, and Martina Wiltschko
Blackfoot Nominalization Patterns
Andrew Cowell and Timothy J. O’Gorman
Speech-Genre Effects on Statistical Measurements of Arapaho Language Competency
Lynn Drapeau and Renée Lambert-Brétière
Insubordination in Innu
The Ojibwe Changed Conjunct Verb as Completive Aspect
Net Charms in Cree and Ojibwe Language, Culture, and Worldview
Wendy Makoons Geniusz
Manidoons, Manidoosh: Bugs in Ojibwe Culture
The “Loup” Languages of Western Massachusetts: The Dialectal Diversity of Southern New England Algonquian
On Locative Wh-Questions in Plains Cree
New Arguments for the Position of the Verb in Potawatomi
Meredith Johnson and Bryan Rosen
On the External and Internal Syntax of Menominee Negation
Marie-Odile Junker, Yvette Mollen, Hélène St-Onge, and Delasie Torkornoo
Integrated Web Tools for Innu Language Maintenance
John N. Low
Fort DearbornConflict, Commemoration, Reconciliation, and the Struggle over “Battle” vs. Massacre”
Lori Morris and Marguerite MacKenzie
Assessing the Lexical Knowledge of Innu-Speaking Children
Sarah E. Murray
Two Imperatives in Cheyenne: Some Preliminary Distinctions
How Do You Orient Yourself in Iiyiyiuyimuwin (Eastern James Bay Cree)?
Describing the Stress System in Listuguj Mi’gmaq
Quebec Cree Art Embedded in its Cultural Context
Richard A. Rhodes
On the Semantics of Abstract Finals: 35 Years Later
Verbs of Being and Unaccusativity in Ojibwe
Making Statements in Ojibwe: A Survey of Word Order in Spontaneous Sentences
Accent and Prosody in Blackfoot Verbs