|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 Both theoretical and descriptive approaches are welcomed, and submissions often provide previously unpublished data from historical and contemporary sources, or novel theoretical insights based on firsthand research.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.