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  • Dawn Bates & Thom Hess, “The expression of NPs in Lushootseed texts”, pp. 1-44.
  • Larry Grant, Susan J. Blake & Ulrich C. Teucher, “Meanings of Musqueam ancestral names; The Capilano tradition”, pp. 45-66.
  • Marion G.Caldecott, “St’át’imcets /-min̓/ transitivizing suffix alternations; A case for paradigm leveling?”, pp. 67-82.
  • Henry Davis, “Locative relative clauses in St’át’imcets (Lilloet Salish)”, pp. 83-116.
  • Henry Davis, “VP ellipsis and its implications”, pp. 117-140.
  • Brent Galloway, George Adams & Catalina Renteria, “Bringing back the Nooksack languages from the dead”, pp. 141-148.
  • Brent Galloway, George Adams & Catalina Renteria, “What a Nooksack story can tell us about morphology and syntax”, pp. 149-168.
  • Dr. Stelomethet Ethel B. Gardiner, “T’ít’elemettset te st’ílems the skw’okw’qáq:q: Singing the robin’s song”, pp. 167-182.
  • Rosaleen George, “Yamelot’s Sasq’ets story”, pp. 183-188.
  • Donna B. Gerdts, “Halkomelem directional applicatives”, pp. 189-200.
  • Donna B. Gerdts & Thomas E.Hukari, “Halkomelem denominal verbs”, pp. 201-214.
  • Carrie Gillon & Martina Wiltschko, “Missing determiners/complemetizers in wh-questions: Evidence from Skwxwú7mesh and Halq’em’ylem’”, pp. 215-230.
  • M. Dale Kinkade & Masaru Kiyota, “Changing state in Salishan languages”, pp. 231-240.
  • Kaoru Kiyosawa, “The distribution of possessive applicatives in Interior Salish languages”, pp. 241-252.
  • Masaru Kiyota, “Aspectual classification of verbs in Sәnčáθәn”, pp. 253-268.
  • Karsten Koch, “On predicate modification in Nłe’kepmxcin (Thompson river Salish)”, pp. 269-282.
  • Aliki Marinakis, “A Preliminary description of consonant clusters in Upriver Halq’eméylem”, pp. 283-302.
  • Thimothy Montler, “Klallan from A to B”, pp. 303-316.
  • Hank Nater, “Bella Coola /-uks/ reconsidered”, pp. 317-322.
  • Tyler Peterson, “Case and the (re)organization of semantic roles in Tsimshian connectives”, pp. 323-340.
  • Elizabeth Ritter & Martina Wiltschko, “The lack of tense as a syntactic category; Evidence from Blackfoot and Halkomelem”, pp. 341-370.
  • David Robertson, “On the meaning of Thompson resonant glottalization”, pp. 371-384.
  • Nile Robert Thompson & C. Dale Sloat, “The growth of Salishan ‘gardens’; Part one : Interior Salish”, pp. 385-402.
  • Frederick White, “Linguistic strategies encountered at a Haida immersion camp”, pp. 403-418.
  • Henry B. Zenk & Tony A. Johnson, “Uncovering the roots of Chinuk Wawa: a new look at the linguistic and historical record”,
    pp. 419-452.
  • From 2003: Lisa Matthewson, “On the absence of tense on determiners: a reply to Wiltschko”, pp. 453-482.

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  • Preface:, “The Kinkade Collection – 40 years of papers from the International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages: 1967-1987″.
  • Adams, George, Brent Galloway, and Catalina Renteria, “A Nooksack story from 1956, How to become an Indian Doctor”, pp. 1-31.
  • Bates, Dawn, “Code-switching in Martha Lamont’s “Little Diver Was the Wife of Heron”", pp. 32-48.
  • Brown, Jason & James J. Thompson, “Is Upriver Halkomelem a tone language?”, pp. 49-64.
  • Brown, Jason, Karsten Koch & Martina Wiltschko, “On certain unexpected gaps in transitive paradigms and their implication”, pp. 65-88.
  • Davis, John Hamilton, “High consonants, articulatory transitions, and nonhigh vowels in Comox”, pp. 89-97.
  • Gerdts, Donna B. & Kaoru Kiyosawa, “Discourse functions of Salish applicatives”, pp. 98-124.
  • Koch , Karsten A., “Double subject marking in Nłe’kepmxcin”, pp. 125-139.
  • Leonard, Janet, “Lexical Suffixes, Roots and Stress in SENCOTEN”, pp. 140-165.
  • Matthewson, Lisa, Hotze Rullman, & Henry Davis, “Modality in St’át’imcets”, pp. 166-183.
  • Pharris, Nicholas & Sarah Thomason, “Lexical transfer between Southern Interior Salish and Molalla-Sahaptian”, pp. 184-209.
  • Shaw, Patricia A., Fiona Campbell, Flora Ehrhardt & Patricia McKay, “Patterns and timing of resonant glottalization in Nłe’kepmxcin”, pp. 210-224.
  • Thompson, James J., “Vowel duration in Upriver Halkomelem”, pp. 225-233.
  • Thompson, Nile R. & C. Dale Sloat, “The case of the two ladies and the owl: How a disagreement can help a dying language speak”, pp. 234-244.
  • Turner, Claire Kelly, “Resultatives and Actuals in SENĆOŦEN”, pp. 245-263.
  • Wiltschko, Martina, “A part of wood is not a tree. On the absence of the count/mass distinction in Halkomelem”, pp. 264-288.
  • Wojdak, Rachel, “”Outside-in” dependencies in Nuu-chah-nulth affixation”, pp. 289-1000.
  • Zenk, Henry B. & Tony A. Johnson, “Chinookan word classes and Chinuk Wawa etymologies”, pp. 1001-1002.

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  • Bakker, Peter, “Algonquian-Ritwan, (Kutenai) and Salish: Proving a distant genetic relationship”, pp. 1-32.
  • Black, Deirdre, “The /әə̲/ patterns of Spokane-Kalispel-Seliš”, pp. 33-59.
  • Charnley, Kerrie, “Our stories are our sacred ground; our language is the air we breathe — toward a Halq’eméylem-based literary aesthetic: The Aboriginal worldview in contrast with the European philosophical tradition”, pp. 60-76.
  • Dilts, Philip, “An analysis of the Okanagan “middle” marker -M”, pp. 77-98.
  • Galloway, Brent, “Semantic roles in Upriver Halkomelem”, pp. 99-128.
  • Gerdts, Donna B. & Thomas E. Hukari, “Classifying Halkomelem causatives”, pp. 129-145.
  • Gillon, Carrie, “Deictic features: Evidence from Skwxwú7mesh determiners and demonstratives”, pp. 146-179.
  • Igarashi, Yuko, “The position of the negative particle /?a/ and a relative clause in Tsilhqut’in”, pp. 180-191.
  • Koch, Karsten A., “Transitive word order in Nłe’kepmxcin (Thompson River Salish)”, pp. 192-220.
  • Matthewson, Lisa, Hotze Rullmann & Henry Davis, “Evidentials are epistemic modals in St’át’imcets”, pp. 221-263.
  • Rude, Noel, “Proto-Sahaptian vocalism”, pp. 264-277.
  • White, Frederick, “Haida language research digitization project”, pp. 278-285.
  • Wiltschko, Martina, “Inlocatives in Upriver Halkomelem”, pp. 286-310.

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  • Ben Barrett, “Summary of qʷiˑqʷiˑdiččaq (Makah) attitudinal pilot study”, pp. 1-27.
  • David Beck, “A taxonomy of Lushootseed valency-increasing affixes”, pp. 28-88.
  • Jason Brown, “Patterns of deglottalisation in Tsimshianic”, pp. 89-100.
  • Yunhee Chung, “The internal structure of Kwak’wala nominal domain”, pp. 101-118.
  • Henry Davis, Lisa Matthewson & Hotze Rullmann, “A unified modal semantics for “out-of-control” marking in St’át’imcets”, pp. 119-160.
  • Jan van Eijk, “Súnułqaz’: The quest continues”, pp. 161-163.
  • Hudu Fusheini, “The low vowel and retraction in St’át’imcets”, pp. 164-175.
  • Donna B. Gerdts & Kaoru Kiyosawa, “Combinatorial properties of Salish applicatives”, pp. 176-219.
  • Jennifer Glougie, “Aspect in St’át’imcets future expressions”, pp. 220-235.
  • Peter Jacobs, “Intonation of yes/no questions in Skwxwú7mesh”, pp. 236-255.
  • Peter Jacobs, “Txw as an out of control marker in Skwxwú7mesh”, pp. 256-284.
  • Masaru Kiyota, “Aspectual properties of unaccusatives and transitives in Saanich”, pp. 285-292.
  • Karsten Koch, “Questions and Answers in Nłe’kepmxcin: Facilitating Transfer from Theoretical Linguistics to Education”, pp. 293-323.
  • John Lyon, “A Perception Study of Glottalization in St’át’imcets /l̓/”, pp. 324-335.
  • Calisto Mudzingwa, “h in St’át’imcets”, pp. 336-356.
  • Martin A. Oberg, “Intonation contours in St’át’imcets”, pp. 357-370.
  • Sylvia Renardy, “Laura’s first time in Vancouver”, pp. 371-382.
  • Kimary Shahim, “An acoustic study of schwa production in two St’át’imcets varieties”, pp. 383-390.
  • Evelyn Windson Wakas, “Heiltsuk place names: a Wakashan perspective”, pp. 391-395.
  • Evelyn Windsor, Elizabeth Bolton, Beth Humchitt, Susan Russell, Andrew Speck and Connie Tallio, “The airplane project: safety announcements in Heiltsukvla”, pp. 396-408.
  • Tim Montler, “Klallam demonstratives”, pp. 409-425.

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  • Nico Baier and Di Wdzenczny, “Negation in Montana Salish”, pp. 1-13.
  • Jason Brown, “An unexpected gap in Gitksan consonant cluster phonotactics”, pp. 14-21.
  • Seth Cable, “Covert A-scrambling in Tlingit”, pp. 22-53.
  • Andrew Cienski, “Towards a Taxonomy of Cowichan Epistemological Roots”, pp. 54-83.
  • Mona Jules, “Le tu7kwem’inem te melmac”, pp. 84-96.
  • Karsten A. Koch, “Some issues in the structure and interpretation of clefts in Nłe’kepmxcin (Thompson River Salish)”, pp. 97-120.
  • John M. Lyon, “Parsing Lawrence Nicodemus’ Snchitsu’umshtsn File Card Collection”, pp. 121-134.
  • Tony Mattina, “How I interlinearize “Invaluable Stories” and Other Texts”, pp. 135-150.
  • James J. Thompson, “Control constructions as a sub-class of nominalized clauses in Upriver Halkomelem”, pp. 151-162.

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  • Dawn Bates and Deryle Lonsdale, “Recovering and updating legacy dictionary data”, pp. 1-12.
  • Jan P. van Eijk, “Salish words for ‘black bear’ and ‘grizzly bear’”, pp. 13-25.
  • John Lyon, “Okanagan demonstratives and their uses in story: Some notes on their frequency, distribution, and function”, pp. 26-45.
  • Lisa Matthewson, “Mood and modality in St’át’imcets and beyond”, pp. 46-107.
  • Mizuki Miyashita and Annabelle Chatsis, “Developing Blackfoot language teaching in collaboration”, pp. 108-115.
  • Mizuki Miyashita and Rosella Many Bears, “Academic-community collaboration: Data collection, linguistics research, and language teaching”, pp. 116-123.
  • Nico Baier, “Irrealis morphology in Montana Salish”, pp. 124-139.
  • Matthew Davidson and Adam Werle, “Makah texts and analysis”, pp. 140-154.
  • Ryan Denzer-King, “A Preliminary look at restricted counting in Proto-Salish”, pp. 155-170.
  • Jan P. van Eijk, “‘Cherchez la femme:’ A Lillooet lexical treasure hunt”, pp. 171-174.
  • Donna B. Gerdts, “Agreement in Halkomelem complex auxiliaries”, pp. 175-189.
  • Elizabeth Herrling (produced by Stolo Shxweli), “Summertime”, pp. 190-198.
  • John Lyon, “Nominal modification in Upper Nicola Okanagan: A working paper”, pp. 199-233.
  • Connor Mayer, “Voice onset time and the realization of voiced stops in Kwak’wala”, pp. 234-244.
  • Claire K. Turner, “Aspectual properties of SENCOTEN reflexives”, pp. 245-268.
  • Suzanne Urbanczyk, “Evidence from Halkomelem for a Grounded Morphology (abstract)”, pp. 269-269.
  • Henry Zenk et. al., “Chinuk Wawa (Chinook Jargon) etymologies”, pp. 270-348.

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The Forty-Ninth International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages was hosted by the Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley, Idaho, August 2-3, 2014. Editors: Natalie Weber, Emily Sadlier-Brown, and Erin Guntly.

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The Fiftieth International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages was co-hosted by the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC and the Simon Fraser University First Nations Language Centre, Burnaby, BC, August 5-7, 2015. Editors: Natalie Weber, Erin Guntly, Zoe Lam, and Sihwei Chen.

  • Frontmatter (includes Preface and Introduction for the 50th year), pp. i-ix

Part I: Phonetics and phonology

Part II: Syntax and semantics

Part III: Neighbouring languages

Part IV: Collaborations, indigenous voices, and stories

Part V: Additional contributions

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The Fifty-First International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages is being hosted by the Tla'amin First Nation, BC, August 13-14, 2016. Editors: Marianne Huijsmans, Thomas J. Heins, Oksana Tkachman, and Natalie Weber.

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  • Sun-Kwang Bae, “Acquisition of English fricatives by Korean ESL speakers: durational aspect”, pp. 19-28.
  • Manuel Camacho, “Linguistics in the labor market: the case of Mexico”, pp. 29-36.
  • Kyung-sook Chung, “Tense interpretation in Korean”, pp. 37-52.
  • Connie Kwok Lai So, “Perception of Cantonese tones by Canadian-Cantonese immigrants”, pp. 53-72.
  • Chi-nin Li, “Fundamental frequency of English words in sentences produced by nonnative female speakers in noise”, pp. 73-78.
  • Yu Luo, “Encoding the interpersonal meaning of online messages in a virtual graduate seminar”, pp. 79-98.
  • Ilana Mezhevich, “Definiteness and free word order in Russian”, pp. 97-106.
  • Caroline Morgan-Carter, “The relation between musical ear and L2 acquisition”, pp. 107-112.
  • Geoffrey Stewart Morrison, “Perception of English /i/ and /ɪ/ by Japanese listeners”, pp. 113-132.
  • Yumiko Nakamura, “Disjoint reference and possessor raising in Shushwap”, pp. 133-142.
  • Sunyoung Oh, “Phonation effect of stops on vowel F₀ in South Kyungsang Korean”, pp. 143-154.
  • Setsuko Shirai, “Gemination in loans from English to Japanese”, pp. 155-180.
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  • Petr Biskup, “Scrambling in Czech: Syntax, semantics, and information structure”, pp. 1-15.
  • Yukio Furukuwa, “Syntactic presence of the domain of quantification: Evidence from the specificity condition”, pp. 16-31.
  • Anjali Lowe, “Who took the ‘language’ out of culture? Uncovering the language of multiculturalism in Canada”, pp. 32-57.
  • Hideo Makihara, “Definiteness of relative clause head nouns and temporal interpretation”, pp. 58-72.
  • W. Nishimura Pardo, “Functional categories: Classifiers and case markers in Japanese”, pp. 73-83.
  • Jeffrey Paul Stevens, “A feature-driven account of the empty object typology”, pp. 84-98.
  • Darren Tanner, “The L2 acquisition of German V2 and the status of verb raising to COMP0″, pp. 99-112.
  • Pingli Wang, “A cognitive perspective in the grammaticalization of the experiential aspect -guo in Chinese”, pp. 113-123.
  • William Brecht Welch, “The Icelandic sonority hierarchy: Evidence from coda phonology”, pp. 124-135.
  • Noriko Yamane-Tanaka, “Transguttural harmony in Gitksan: Its development and typological implications”, pp. 136-152.
  • Hui Yin, “A comparison of two satellite-framed languages: English and Chinese”, pp. 153-1000.

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  • Andrei Antonenko, “Subject obviation and case”, pp. 1-14.
  • Bronwyn M. Bjorkman, “Go get, come see”, pp. 15-28.
  • Heather Bliss, “Case asymmetry and information structure in Shona”, pp. 29-40.
  • Mario E. Chávez-Peón, “Tone-bearing units in Quiaviní Zapotec: The split between fortis and lenis sonorants”, pp. 41-53.
  • Daryl Chow, “What drives what: A prosodic motivation for wh-movement”, pp. 54-65.
  • Gabriel Cohen, “The production of three-member codas by native speakers of English: an erroneous target?”, pp. 66-74.
  • Elizabeth Ferch, “The scope of negation in Shona”, pp. 75-85.
  • Justin Goodenkauf, “Tough constructions as topic and focus”, pp. 86-99.
  • Patricia Hsiang-Ru Huang, “Between form and function: A case study on Chinese rhetorical interrogatives in talk shows in Taiwan”, pp. 100-113.
  • Gwendolyn Hyslop, “Tone and tonogenesis in Bhutan: Degrees of tonality?”, pp. 114-124.
  • Sara Johansson, “A syntactic analysis of Blackfoot –attsi causatives”, pp. 125-138.
  • Kyumin Kim, “Introducing non-agentive causees”, pp. 139-150.
  • Lanxia Li, “The effects of character knowledge on understanding parts of speech of Chinese two-character compounds”, pp. 151-158.
  • Mark Lindsay, “American English iz- infixation: Interaction of phonology, metrics, and rhyme”, pp. 159-172.
  • Yu-an Lu, “Quantifier stranding and reflexive stranding in Mayrinax Atayal”, pp. 173-186.
  • Morgan Mameni, “Confirmation questions”, pp. 187-196.
  • Michael McAuliffe, “Suffix origin and stress shift: The Suffix Pattern Hypothesis”, pp. 197-205.
  • Anna Pucilowski, “Noun incorporation in Sora, a South Munda language”, pp. 206-217.
  • Dennis Ryan Storoshenko, “The syntactic and semantic status of the reflexive and reciprocal in Shona”, pp. 218-226.
  • Chak-Lam Colum Yip, “An information structure approach to the Chinese modifying constituent”, pp. 227-239.

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Twenty-Ninth Northwest Linguistics Conference was held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, April 26–27, 2013. Editors: Zoe Lam and Natalie Weber.

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  • David Beck, “Person, plurality, and speech-act participant in Totonac verbal paradigms”, pp. 1-10.
  • Eung-Do Cook, “Conjoined clauses are postpositional phrases in Chipewyan”, pp. 11-16.
  • Christopher Culy, “”Incorporation” and noun stems in Takelma”, pp. 17-30.
  • Marcia Haag, “Choctaw focus as a syntactic adjunct”, pp. 31-38.
  • Gunnar Olafur Hansson & Ronald Sprouse, “Factors of change: Yowlumne vowel harmony then and now”, pp. 39-58.
  • Nancy Hedberg & Sandra Dueck, “Cakchiquel reference and centering theory”, pp. 59-74.
  • Andreas Kathol & Richard A Rhodes, “Constituency and linearization of Objiwe nominals”, pp. 75-92.
  • Todd McDaniels, “Sentential second postion in Comanche”, pp. 93-106.
  • Bill Poser, “Particle scope and dummy verbs in Carrier”, pp. 107-116.
  • J Diego Quesada & Marilia Faco Soares, “Participant-highlighting in two linguistic areas of the Americas”, pp. 117-130.
  • Patricia A Shaw, Susan J Blake, Jill Campbell & Cody Shepherd, “Stress in hunkaminum (Musqueam) Salish”, pp. 131-164.
  • Suzanne Urbanczyk, “Echo vowels in Coast Salish”, pp. 165-184.
  • Jan van Eijk, “”Coyote drowns” (a Lillooet text)”, pp. 185-190.
  • Alan C L Yu, “Non-derived environment blocking in Tohono O’odham stress assignment: A co-phonology account”, pp. 191-1000.

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  • Alana Johns & Keren Rice, “Introduction: What is a word? Formal domains”, pp. 1-2.
  • Leora Bar-el & Linda Tamburri Watt, “Word internal constituency in Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish Salish)”, pp. 3-18.
  • David Beck, “Conventionality and lexical classes”, pp. 19-26.
  • Sonya Bird, “What is a word? Evidence from a computational approach to Navajo verbal morphology”, pp. 27-36.
  • Phil Branigan & Marguerite MacKenzie, “How much syntax can you fit into a word? Late insertion and verbal agreement in Innu-aimûn”, pp. 37-52.
  • George Aaron Broadwell, “On the phonological conditioning of clitic placement in Zapotec”, pp. 53-70.
  • Benjamin Bruening & Andrea Rackowski, “Configurationality and object shift in Algonquian”, pp. 71-84.
  • Norvin Richards, “Some notes on Conjunct and Independent Orders in Wampanoag”, pp. 85-106.
  • Grażyna Rowicka, “Epenthesis and prosodic (in)visibility in Mohawk and Upper Chehalis”, pp. 107-118.
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  • Kiel Christianson, “An OT approach to variation in Odawa production”, pp. 5-6.
  • David Golumbia, “Hierarchies, Evidentials, and the History of Constituency”, pp. 7-8.
  • Leslie Saxon, “On two OSV constructions in Navajo: beyond Subject-Object Inversion”, pp. 9-10.
  • Robert M. Leavitt, “Keq nit mehsi liwihtomon? Why do you say it that way? Using linguistic knowledge in Native language curriculum”, pp. 11-12.
  • Bettina Spreng, “Verb classes in Inuktitut and the Transitivity Hierarchy: ‘Aspects’ of Antipassive”, pp. 13-14.
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  • Lisa Conathan, “Pragmatic convergence: Person hierarchies in Northern California”, pp. 3-4.
  • Rose-Marie Déchaine and Martina Wiltschko, “The position of negation and its consequences”, pp. 5-6.
  • Sharon Hargus, “The role of morphology in the conditioning of allophones: Evidence from Witsuwit’en and Sekani.”, pp. 7-8.
  • Mercedes Q. Hinkson, “Salish lexical suffixes: Four principles of semantic extension”, pp. 9-10.
  • Gary Holton, “Complex tone as an areal feature in Eastern Alaska Athabascan”, pp. 11-12.
  • Robert Kirchner and Eleni Varelas, “A cue-based approach to the initial and final phonotactics of Upper Necaxa Totonac”, pp. 13-14.
  • Thomas Schöneborn, “Differences of adjectival forms in Eskimo dialects”, pp. 15-16.
  • Patricia a. Shaw, “On the edge: Obstruent clusters in Salish”, pp. 17-18.
  • Jan P. van Eijk, “On the origin of the inclusive vs. exclusive in Shuswap”, pp. 19-20.
  • Andrea Wilhelm, “Situation type and viewpoint aspect, or telicity and perfectivity, in Dëne Su7¬iné (Chipewyan)”, pp. 21-22.
  • Martina Wiltschko, “Agreement morphemes as determiners: Reanalyzing the polysynthetic properties of Mohawk”, pp. 23-24.

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  • Jeff Mühlbauer, “The syntax of inalienability in Menominee”, pp. 31-46.
  • Robert A Papen, “Michif: one phonology or two?”, pp. 47-58.
  • Leslie Saxon, “The complementizer *gu/ in Athabascan: its reflex in Dogrib”, pp. 59-74.
  • Lynn Whidden, “‘Gnaah’ and the trout song”, pp. 75-82.
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  • J C Brown, “Marked fixed Segments in Salish”, pp. 13-26.
  • Suzanne Gessner, “Internal word domains in Dakelh: Evidence from the phonology-morphology interface”, pp. 27-40.
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  • Lisa Matthewson, “On the absence of telic accomplishments in St’át’imcets”, pp. 65-78.
  • Jerry Sadock, “The problem of lexicalization in polysynthetic languages”, pp. 79-92.
  • Bettina Spreng, “How to derive a verb: Syntactic objects in Inuktitut”, pp. 93-106.
  • James J Thompson & Peter Jacobs, “Prolegomenon to a new analysis analysis of Salish /*-sEwt/”, pp. 107-120.
  • Jan P van Eijk, “Why study First Nations languages?”, pp. 121-128.
  • Lindsay Weichel, “The demarcation of nouns and verbs in various Amerindian languages”, pp. 129-142.
  • Martina Wiltschko, “On number in Halkomelem Salish or The problem with “the two man”", pp. 143-158.
  • Rachel Wojdak & Florence Woo, “Deriving the definiteness effects in Nuu-chah-nulth locatives”, pp. 159-1000.

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  • Gabriela Alboiu and Michael Barrie, “Transitivity alternations and root (non)-augmentation in Onondaga”, pp. 1-14.
  • Solveiga Armoskaite, Clare Cook, & Jeff Mühlbauer, “Constructing aspect in Plains Cree”, pp. 15-28.
  • Leora Bar-el, “Minimal and maximal events”, pp. 29-42.
  • ST Bischoff, “The Left-Periphery in Coeur d’Alene: Evidence from the Reichard Manuscripts”, pp. 43-55.
  • Phil Branigan, Julie Brittain, & Carrie Dyck, “Balancing prosody and syntax in the Algonquian verb complex”, pp. 56-69.
  • Seth Cable, “Lingít (Tlingit) portmanteau allomorphy requires Fusion”, pp. 70-83.
  • Donna B Gerdts and Kaoru Kiyosawa, “The function of Salish applicatives”, pp. 84-94.
  • Diana Gibraiel, “Nishnaabemwin prosodically conditioned vowel syncope”, pp. 95-108.
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  • Tadataka Nagai, “Ambivalent verb bases in Iñupiaq”, pp. 150-163.
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  • Marina Sherkina-Lieber, “Fronting of wh-words in Inuktitut as focus movement”, pp. 191-202.
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  • Seth Cable, “Wh-movement (in Tlingit) does not target wh-words”, pp. 26-39.
  • Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins, “Form and function in the Nxa’amxcín inchoative”, pp. 40-52.
  • Donald Derrick, “Duration of Blackfoot /s/: A comparison of assibilant, affricate, singleton, geminate and syllabic /s/”, pp. 53-60.
  • Donna B Gerdts, “Argument realization in Halkomelem: A study in verb classification”, pp. 61-81.
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  • Ana Müller, Luciana Storto and Thiago Coutinho-Silva, “Number and the mass/count distinction in Karitiana”, pp. 122-135.
  • Cristine M Pittman, “Restructuring the clause in Inuktitut”, pp. 136-143.
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  • Jan P van Eijk, “Agreement and quantization in Lillooet”, pp. 152-159.
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  • Richard Compton, “Restrictions on the use of Predicate Modification in Inuktitut”, pp. 39-50.
  • Jennifer Glougie and Maria Amélia Reis Silva, “Future expressions in Blackfoot and St’át’imcets”, pp. 53-60.
  • Dougal Graham, “A finite-state approach to morphological segmentation of Cayuga nominals”, pp. 60-71.
  • Yoko Ikegami, “Possessives, passives and middles: external argument deletion in Gitksan”, pp. 72-85.
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  • Andrea Wilhelm and Leslie Saxon, “The syntax of numerals in two Dene languages”, pp. 146-159.
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  • Alexis Black, “Ostension and definiteness in the Kwak’wala noun phrase: a syntactic and semantic examination”, pp. 34-50
  • Patrick Littell, “Mistaken identity: Boas’s dilemma and the missing Kwak’wala copula”, pp. 51-64
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The collection of papers in ‘Evidence from Evidentials’, published as UBCWPL Volume 28, represents the convergence of two research communities who had the common goal of exploring different aspects of the syntax, the semantics, and the pragmatics of evidentiality. In the fall of 2007, a research seminar focusing on the cross-linguistic typology of evidentials was held at UBC organized by Rose-Marie Dechaine. In the spring of 2008, GLOW hosted a workshop organized by Uli Sauerland at the University of Newcastle on the semantics of evidentials, with the broad goal of understanding and explaining what kind of category ‘evidentiality’ is. This volume presents a selection of papers from both the seminar and the workshop

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  • Jason Brown, “Evidentiality and polarity in Yorùbá”, pp. 9-28.
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  • Eva-Maria Remberger, “The Evidential Shift of WANT”, pp. 161-182.
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The work presented here comprises a dictionary of most lexical material(roots plus derivations, prefixes, interfixes and suffixes) collected on the Lillooet language during various stays in Lillooet-speaking communities from 1972 until the 1990s. The dictionary proper is accompanied by an introductory section on various aspects of Lillooet grammatical structure, previous work on Lillooet, and problems in collecting Lillooet lexical data. The digital version is free for downloading, a hard copy may be ordered from the publisher for $15.00 plus shipping and handling.

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