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Title: APUA: The Dene-Yeniseian Connection
Subtitle: Vol 5 (1-2)
Edited By: James Kari
Ben A. Potter

A special issue of APUA devoted to the evidence for a language connection
between the Old and new Worlds. Implications for genetics, prehistory, and
culture change are also explored.

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Editors Introduction:
-The Dene-Yeniseian Connection: Bridging Asia and North America (James
Kari and Ben A. Potter)

Part 1. The Evidence for Dene-Yeniseian
-The Dene-Yeniseian Hypothesis: An Introduction (Bernard Comrie)
-A Siberian Link with Na-Dene Languages (Edward J. Vajda)
-Yeniseian, Na-Dene, and Historical Linguistics (Edward J. Vajda)

Part 2. The Interdisciplinary Context for Dene-Yeniseian
-Genes across Beringia: A Physical Anthropological Perspective on the
Dene-Yeniseian Hypothesis (G. Richard Scott and Dennis O’Rourke)
-Archaeological Patterning in Northeast Asia and Northwest North America:
An Examination of the Dene-Yeniseian Hypothesis (Ben A. Potter)
-The Palatal Series in Athabascan-Eyak-Tlingit, with an Overview of the
Basic Sound Correspondences (Jeff Leer)
-The Concept of Geolinguistic Conservatism in Na-Dene Prehistory (James
-Dene-Yeniseian and Processes of Deep Change in Kin Terminologies (John
W. Ives, Sally Rice, and Edward J. Vajda)
-Selecting Separate Episodes of the Peopling of the New World: Beringian–
Subarctic–Eastern North American Folklore Links (Yuri E. Berezkin)
-Comparison of a Pair of Ket and Diné (Navajo) Myth Motifs (Alexandra Kim-

Part 3. Commentaries on the Dene-Yeniseian Hypothesis
-On the First Substantial Trans-Bering Language Comparison (Eric P. Hamp)
-Proving Dene-Yeniseian Genealogical Relatedness (Johanna Nichols)
-Yeniseian: Siberian Intruder or Remnant? (Michael Fortescue)
-Transitivity Indicators, Historical Scenarios, and Sundry Dene-Yeniseian
Notes (Andrej A. Kibrik)
-Dene-Yeniseian, Phonological Substrata and Substratic Place Names
(Willem J. de Reuse)
-Dene-Yeniseian, Migration and Prehistory (John W. Ives)
-The Dene Arrival in Alaska (Don Dumond)

-Appendix A Orthographic Conventions for Yeniseian and Na-Dene (compiled
by James Kari)
-Appendix B Symbols and Abbreviations

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: University of Alaska, Fairbanks
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Dene Suline
Language Family(ies): Athapaskan
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0000419354
ISBN-13: N/A
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