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Confs: Athabascan Langs/CA USA

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  1. Gary Holton, Athabascan Langauges Conference program

Message 1: Athabascan Langauges Conference program

Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 15:45:38 -0800
From: Gary Holton <>
Subject: Athabascan Langauges Conference program

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see the conference website at



Humboldt State University
Arcata, California

June 5-7, 2003

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The conference registration desk will be open all day. In addition to
other conference materials, information on self-guided tours of local
Native American sites will be provided to registrants.

An informal no-host dinner will be arranged at a local restaurant.

FRIDAY, June 6
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9:00 - 9:30 am Coffee and welcome

9:30 - Noon Athabascan Grammar and Discourse
Martin Thiering & Valerie Wood (U of Alberta), Semantic Loss in the
Encoding of Spatial Predications: Language Attrition and its Impact on
the Encoding of Spatial Expressions in Dene

Keren Rice (U of Toronto), [Topic to be Announced]

Leslie Saxon (U of Victoria), The Nominalizing and Adverbial Suffixes
in Proto-Athabascan: Grammar and Meaning

Ted Fernald (Swarthmore College), Ellavina Perkins (Flagstaff,
Arizona) & Carlota Smith (U of Texas), Generalizing in Navajo

Noon - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30 - 3:00 pm Athabascan Prehistory
John W. Ives (Alberta Provincial Archaeologist) & Sally Rice (U of
Alberta), The Apachean Departure from the Subarctic: Linguistic,
Archaeological, and Human Biological Evidence

Sally Rice & John W. Ives, The Comparative Athapaskan Lexicon Project

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Special Presentations
James Kari (Dena'inaq' Titaztunt, Alaska), Shem Pete's Alaska

William Anderson (Indiana U), The Cahto/California Athabascan website

6:00 - 9:00 pm Conference Banquet and Cultural Presentations

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9:00 am - noon Athabascan Phonetics and Phonology
Joyce M. McDonough (U of Rochester), The Current State of Phonetic
Research in Athabaskan

Sharon Hargus (U of Washington), Compensatory Lengthening in Deg Xinag

Julia Colleen Miller (U of Washington), An Acoustic Analysis of Tone
in Doig River and Blueberry River Beaver

Patrick J. Moore (U of British Columbia), Kaska Vowel Harmony

Jacob Wegelin (UC Davis), Quantitative Analysis of Intonation in
Endangered Languages

Aliki Marinakis (U of Victoria), Reduction of Syllables in Dogrib

12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch

1:30-3:00 pm Linguists and Language Work in Athabascan
James Kari (Dena'inaq' Titaztunt, Alaska), 30 Years of Language Work
and Linguistic Prehistory in Athabascan

Victor Golla (Humboldt State U), The View from Northwestern
California: Hupa and Athabascan Language Work

MaryAnn Willie (U of Arizona), At the Crossroads: Linguistics and
American Indian Languages

3:30-5:00 pm Revitalizing Athabascan Languages
David Engels (Fairbanks, Alaska), Revitalizing Lower Tanana

Gary Holton (Alaska Native Language Center), Tone Marking, Literacy,
and Language Revitalization.

Patrick J. Moore (U of British Columbia), UBC Kaska Course

[Others may be added]
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