LINGUIST List 16.3162

Wed Nov 02 2005

Books: Phonetics/Phonology, Athabaskan: Hargus, Rice(Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, Athabaskan Prosody: Hargus, Rice (Eds)

Message 1: Athabaskan Prosody: Hargus, Rice (Eds)
Date: 26-Oct-2005
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Athabaskan Prosody: Hargus, Rice (Eds)

Title: Athabaskan Prosody
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 269
Published: 2005
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Editor: Sharon L. Hargus, University of Washington
Editor: Keren D. Rice, University of Toronto
Hardback: ISBN: 9027247838 Pages: xii, 432 Price: U.S. $ 156.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9027247838 Pages: xii, 432 Price: Europe EURO 130.00

This collection of articles on stress and tone in various Athabaskan
languages will interest theoretical linguists and historically oriented
linguists alike. The volume brings to light new data on the phonetics
and/or phonology of prosody (stress, tone, intonation) in various
Athabaskan languages, Chiricahua Apache, Dene Soun'liné, Jicarilla Apache,
Sekani, Slave, Tahltan, Tanacross, Western Apache, and Witsuwit'en. As
well, some contributions describe how prosody is to be reconstructed for
Proto-Athabaskan, and how it evolved in some of the daughter languages.

Table of contents



Keren Rice and Sharon Hargus

Part I. TONE

The historical development of tone: A pan-Athabaskan perspective on the

Preface to Michael Krauss' article
Keren Rice and Sharon Hargus

Athabaskan Tone (1979)
Michael E. Krauss

The historical development of tone: A phonetic perspective

The Phonetics of Athabaskan Tonogenesis
John Kingston

Case Studies

On Tone and Length in Taltan (Northern Athabaskan)
John Alderete

The Tonology of the Western Apache Noun Stem
Willem J. de Reuse

Properties of Tone in Dene Soun'liné
Suzanne Gessner

Pitch, Tone and Intonation in Tanacross
Gary Holton


A pan-Athabaskan perspective on stress

How stress shapes the stem-suffix complex in Athabaskan
Jeff Leer

Case Studies

Duration, Intonation and Prominence in Apache
Siri G. Tuttle

Prominence and the verb stem in Slave (Hare)
Keren Rice

A Corpus-based Approach to Tahltan Stress
John Alderete and Tanya Bob

Prosody in two Athabaskan languages of northern British Columbia
Sharon Hargus


"As is clear from [this volume], Athabaskan presents the most carefully
documented and best understood cases of tonogenesis outside of Southeast
Asia. This will be a volume that all linguists interested in such
phonological issues will want to own."
Larry M. Hyman, Berkeley

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories

Subject Language(s): Apache, Jicarilla (apj)
                            Apache, Mescalero-Chiricahua (apm)
                            Apache, Western (apw)
                            Babine (bcr)
                            Chipewyan (chp)
                            Slavey, North (scs)
                            Sekani (sek)
                            Tahltan (tht)
                            Tanacross (tcb)
Language Family(ies): Athapaskan

Written In: English (eng )

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