Recent Submissions

  • Resolving hierarchy conflict: local obviation in Blackfoot* 

    Bliss, Heather; Jesney, Karen (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 2005-05)
    Algonquian languages, including Blackfoot, are renowned for their failure to directly follow the Universal Animacy Hierarchy, which privileges first person over second person. In at least certain aspects of the Blackfoot ...
  • The role of sonority in Blackfoot phonotactics* 

    Elfner, Emily (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 2005-05)
    Contrary to appearance (e.g. nómohtsstsiinssoka anni iihtáísttsikaahkiaakio’pi ‘she singed me with the iron’), the phonotactics of Blackfoot, an Algonquian language spoken in southern Alberta and northern Montana, are ...
  • Initial change in Blackfoot 

    Proulx, Paul (University of Calgary, Arts, Linguistics, University of Calgary, 2005-05)
    This paper is a preliminary description of the history of Blackfoot initial change, a peculiar modification of the verb stem found in most Algonquian languages, from Proto Central Algonquian times to the present. It begins ...