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Name: Gary  Holton
Institution: University of Alaska Fairbanks
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Homepage: http://go.alaska.edu/gmholton
State and/or Country: AK
USA   
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Specialty: Athabascan, Papuan, documentary linguistics, language revitalization
Subject Language(s): Ekari
Galela
Lamma
Nedebang
Tanana, Upper
Tanacross
Tanaina
Tobelo
Language Family(ies): Athapaskan
Selected Publications: Tobelo.

Tanacross Phrase and Conversation Lessons.

On the representation of tone in Alaska Athabaskan practical orthographies.

Pitch, tone, and intonation in Tanacross.

Fortis and lenis fricatives in Tanacross Athapaskan.

Categoriality of property words in a switch-adjective language.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Tobelo
 Working Papers in Athabaskan Languages 2004
 Tanacross Learners' Dictionary
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Tobelo
Courses Taught: Language Documentation
Morphology
Syntax
Athabascan Linguistics
Intro to Linguistics
Field Methods
Dissertation Abstract: The Phonology and Morphology of the Tanacross Athabaskan Language
Reviewer of: Applied Linguistics: Newman & Ratliff, eds. (2001) (LL Issue 12.2660)
TypologýSyntax: Dixon & Aikhenvald (2004) (LL Issue 16.1219)
Academic Paper Abstract: On the Representation of Tone in Alaska Athabaskan Practical Orthographies
Fortis and Lenis Fricatives in Tanacross Athabaskan



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