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Name: David  S. Rood (IPA: ɹud)
Institution: University of Colorado
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State and/or Country: Colorado
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Morphology
Phonology
Syntax
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Lakota
Wichita
Language Family(ies): Caddoan
Siouan
Selected Publications: (selected, relatively recent)1993 On the interaction of grammar components in Lakhota: Evidence from split intransitivity. Coauthored with Geraldine Legendre. Berkeley Linguistics Society Proceedings 18:380-394.
1996a Sketch of Wichita, a Caddoan language. In William A. Sturtevant, ed., Handbook of North American Indians, vol. 17 (Languages, Vol. edited by Ives Goddard), pp. 580-608. Washington: Smithsonian Institution.
1996b (with Allan R. Taylor) Sketch of Lakhota, a Siouan Language. In William A. Sturtevant, ed., Handbook of North American Indians, vol. 17 (Languages, Vol. edited by Ives Goddard), pp. 440-482. Washington: Smithsonian Institution.
2002a Polysynthetic Word formation: Wichita contributions to themorphology/syntax debate. In S. Bendjaballah, W. U. Dressler, O. E. Pfeiffer and M. D. Voeikova, eds., Morphology 2000: Selected Papers from the 9th Morphology Meeting, Vienna, 24-28 February 2000, pp. 293-304.
2002b (with Joohn E. Koontz) ''The Comparative Siouan Dictionary.'' In William Frawley, Kenneth C. Hill, and Pamela Munro, eds. Making Dictionaries: Preserving Indigenous Languages of the Americas, Univ. of Calif. Press, pp. 259-281.
2002c If Macro-Siouan is Real, How will you Explain this?. In Cavoto, Fabrice (ed.) The Linguist’s Linguist: A collection of papers in honour of Alexis Manaster Ramer. Lincom Europa
2003 Two Lakhota Locatives and the role of introspection in linguistic analysis. In Uwe Seibert and Erin Shay, eds., Motion, Direction and Location in Language: In honor of Zygmunt Frajzyngier, pp. 255-258. Amsterdam: John Benjamin’s.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Linguistic Diversity and Language Theories
 Lessons from Documented Endangered Languages
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Lessons from Documented Endangered Languages
 Linguistic Diversity and Language Theories
Courses Taught: All basic linguistics (intro, phonology, grammatical typology, many others), English grammar for ESL teachers, language structures (Wichita, Lakota), field methods.
Dissertation Director * of: Salience Imbalance and Metaphor
(Harold Wilcox, Author)

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.



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