Papers of the Forty-Fourth Algonquian Conference

Actes du Congrès des Algonquinistes

Edited by Monica Macaulay, Margaret Noodin, and J. Randolph Valentine

Subjects: Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, Linguistics
Imprint: Distribution Partners
Paperback : 9781438459929, 380 pages, May 2016

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

Brendan Fairbanks
The Ojibwe Changed Conjunct Verb as Completive Aspect

George Fulford
Net Charms in Cree and Ojibwe Language, Culture, and Worldview

Wendy Makoons Geniusz
Manidoons, Manidoosh: Bugs in Ojibwe Culture

Ives Goddard
The “Loup” Languages of Western Massachusetts: The Dialectal Diversity of Southern New England Algonquian

Tomio Hirose
On Locative Wh-Questions in Plains Cree

Meredith Johnson
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 Dearborn—Conflict, 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

Mimie Neacappo
How Do You Orient Yourself in Iiyiyiuyimuwin (Eastern James Bay Cree)?

Erin Olson
Describing the Stress System in Listuguj Mi’gmaq

Richard Preston
Quebec Cree Art Embedded in its Cultural Context

Richard A. Rhodes
On the Semantics of Abstract Finals: 35 Years Later

Bryan Rosen
Verbs of Being and Unaccusativity in Ojibwe

Michael Sullivan
Making Statements in Ojibwe: A Survey of Word Order in Spontaneous Sentences

Natalie Weber
Accent and Prosody in Blackfoot Verbs

Papers of the forty-fourth Algonquian Conference held at the University of Chicago 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.