Papers of the Forty-Third Algonquian Conference

Actes du Congrès des Algonquinistes

Edited by Monica Macaulay & J. Randolph Valentine

Subjects: Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, Linguistics
Imprint: Distribution Partners
Paperback : 9781438455228, 298 pages, May 2015

Table of contents

George F. Aubin
Two Mathevet Manuscripts in ASSM #43

Amy Dahlstrom
Meskwaki Comparatives: A First Look

Rose-Marie Déchaine, Toni M. Cardinal, David Johnson, and Anne-Marie Kidd
Plains Cree Personal Pronouns

Lynn Drapeau
A Generalized Applicative in Innu

Ives Goddard
The Twenty-nine Enclitics of Meskwaki

Meredith Johnson
AI+O Verbs: A Distributed Morphology Analysis

Meredith Johnson and Bryan Rosen
The Syntax of Discontinuous Noun Phrases in Algonquian Languages: Left Branch Extractions and Focus Movements

Meredith Johnson, Monica Macaulay, Bryan Rosen, and Rachel Wang
A Survey of Menominee Word Order

John S. Long
Treaty No. 9: D. C. Scott’s Accidental Gift

Richard A. Rhodes
Instrumentality and Frames in Ojibwe

Olivia N. Sammons and Wesley Y. Leonard
Breathing New Life into Algonquian Languages: Lessons from the Breath of Life Archival Institute for Indigenous Languages

Michael Sullivan
Ojibwe Drum Music: Structure and Language

Jimena Terraza
Person Hierarchies in Eastern Ojibwe (Nishnaabemwin)

Martina Wiltschko, Valerie Marshall, Andy Matheson, and Audra Vincent
Independent Pronouns in Blackfoot

Papers of the forty-third Algonquian Conference held at University of Michigan in October 2011.


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 Both theoretical and descriptive approaches are welcomed, and submissions often provide previously unpublished data from historical and contemporary sources, or novel theoretical insights based on firsthand research.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