Papers of the Forty-Second Algonquian Conference

Actes du Congrès des Algonquinistes

Edited by J. Randolph Valentine & Monica Macaulay

Subjects: Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, Linguistics
Imprint: Distribution Partners
Paperback : 9781438456867, 301 pages, April 2014

Table of contents

Art Voice as a Culturally Relevant Method to Engage First Nations’ Youth in Health Research
Lynn Barwin and Marjory Shawande
A Comparative Analysis of Theme Marking in Blackfoot and Nishnaabemwin
Heather Bliss, Elizabeth Ritter, and Martina Wiltschko
Root Semantics as a Determinant of Syntactic Representation: Evidence from Cree-Montagnais-Naskapi
Julie Brittain
Multiple Oblique Arguments in Meskwaki
Amy Dahlstrom
Micro-Variation in Agreement, Clause-Typing and Finiteness: Comparative Evidence from Blackfoot and Plains Cree
Rose-Marie Déschaine and Martina Wiltschko
European Folktales in Betsiamites Innu
Lynn Drapeau and Magali Lachapelle
Syncope in East Cree: Phonological or Phonetic?
Carrie Dyck, Alethea Power, and Kevin Terry
Reduplication in the Delaware Languages
Ives Goddard
And, and, and and and: Coordination in Menominee
Meredith Johnson, Monica Macaulay, and Bryan Rosen
A Survey of Locative Expressions in Innu-aimun
Will Oxford
Cree Community, Identity, and Spirituality: Further Reflections on a Century of Transformations
Richard J. Preston
Possessors as External Arguments: Evidence from Blackfoot
Elizabeth Ritter and Sarah Thomas Rosen
Algonquian Languages in Oklahoma
Olivia N. Sammons
Rethinking Recognition: The Aroostook Indian and Mikhu Paul’s Rewritings of Land and Community
Siobhan Senier
Acquiring Northern East Cree: A Case Study
Jennifer Thorburn
Natural Resources and Cultural Understandings: The Comanagement of Forest District 19A, Labrador/Nitassinan
Carolina Tytelman

Papers of the forty-second Algonquian Conference held at Memorial University of Newfoundland in October 2010.


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.

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. Monica Macaulay is Professor of Linguistics and affiliated faculty with the American Indian Studies program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her books include Menominee Dictionary.