Papers of the Fortieth Algonquian Conference
Actes du Congrès des Algonquinistes
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Papers of the fortieth Algonquian Conference held at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in October 2008.
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 Both theoretical and descriptive approaches are welcomed, and submissions often provide previously unpublished data from historical and contemporary sources, or novel theoretical insights based on firsthand research.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.
Karl S. Hele is Associate Professor of First Nations Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. He is the editor of Lines Drawn upon the Water: First Nations and the Great Lakes Borders and Borderlands. J. Randolph Valentine is Professor of Linguistics and American Indian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is the author of Nishnaabemwin Reference Grammar.