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  The Wakashan Linguistics Page
The Wakashan language family comprises seven related languages, spoken along the coast of British Columbia, on Vancouver Island, and on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State.
Currently, all the Wakashan languages are spoken mainly by older members of each of the communities.
The Wakashan languages are an invaluable source of knowledge for linguists.
depts.washington.edu /wll2/languages.html   (452 words)

 Language and Dialect by Community
The native language is Nuuchanulth, a Wakashan language.
The native language is Kwakw'ala, a Wakashan language.
The native language is Heiltsuk, a Northern Wakashan language.
www.ydli.org /bcother/bycom.htm   (3951 words)

 Wakashan Linguistics Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia is pleased to announce the first-ever Wakashan Linguistics Conference.
Though there is a long and rich tradition of linguistic work on Wakashan, and over the years there have been several important language revitalization efforts in Wakashan-speaking communities, there has never been a single forum where researchers and educators can come together from all across the Wakashan-speaking world to share knowledge and ideas.
The dates of the Wakashan Linguistics Conference have been synchronised with those of the International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages, which will be held at the Squamish Nation on August 11-13.
www.linguistics.ubc.ca /Wakashan/announcement.html   (188 words)

 Eventualities, Grammar, and Language Diversity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The principal exhibits are from languages in the two branches of Wakashan, which are typologically very similar in gross characteristics and whose differences are thus especially interesting for questions of language diversity.
Wakashan Languages The Wakashan languages are located in British Columbia, and (Makah) at the tip of the Olympic peninsula.
The Southern Wakashan languages show a very elaborate aspectual system with a pervasive contrast between durative and momentaneous forms, comparable to the perfective-imperfective systems of Slavic (compare Filip, this volume), with a rich set of secondary modifications of the basic dichotomy.
www-unix.oit.umass.edu /~ebach/papers/utruni.htm   (4398 words)

 The Wakashan Linguistics Page
The first Wakashan Linguistics Conference was held 9-11 August 2004 at the University of British Columbia and the Squamish Nation.
The Wakashan Linguistics Page and the Wakashan Linguistics List are a joint effort among some graduate students from the University of British Columbia, the University of Washington, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
The Wakashan Linguistics List is an e-mail forum for the discussion of research on Wakashan languages.
depts.washington.edu /wll2   (357 words)

 Nuuchahnulth Language Corpus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Renker, Ann M. Rethinking Noun and Verb: An Investigation of AUX in a Southern Wakashan Language.
Sawyer, L. ‘Southern Wakashan: the Chipps Orthography.’ TWPL 3:???.
Wilson, S.R. “Metrical Structure in Wakashan Phonology.” In the Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 12: 283-329.
www.magma.ca /~stonham/nuuchahnulth/references.html   (3187 words)

 UVic Course: LING 405 Wakashan
An introduction to the linguistic structures of the Wakashan family of languages, one of the major language families in British Columbia.
The course may focus on a particular Wakashan language, and will include discussion of oral and written literature and related cultural topics.
Language revitalization among Wakashan language communities will be discussed.
web.uvic.ca /calendar2005/CDs/LING/405.html   (96 words)

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We propose a number of Optimality Theoretic (OT) constraints whose factorial typology predicts both these generalizations, and the relative frequency of consonant harmony variation across word types over several stages of Trevor's development, under Anttila's 1995 proposal for quantifying variation in the outputs of OT grammars.
The Southern Wakashan one-foot word, presented at ICSNL 37 (the 37th International Conference on Salish and Neighboring Languages), 14 August 2002, Western Washington University and Northwest Indian College, published in UBCWPL 9 (Carrie Gillon, Naomi Sawai, and Rachel Wojdak, eds.
I show that these predictions are borne out by clitic orders in the Southern Wakashan languages Makah, Ditidaht, and Nuuchahnulth, as well as by variations in clitics’s attachment domains across the Slavic languages.
people.umass.edu /nrwan/work.html   (848 words)

 Native American languages. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Two other important branches of the Algonquian-Wakashan stock are Salishan and Wakashan.
The Salishan tongues are spoken in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.
Tribes speaking Wakashan languages (used along the Pacific Northwest coast) include the Nootka, Nitinat, Makah, Kwakiutl, Bella Bella, and Kitamat.
www.bartleby.com /65/na/NatvAmlang.html   (3048 words)

 Natives of the Northwest Coast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakiutl are branches of the Wakashan language family.
Unlike most native peoples, the West Coast peoples recognized "ownership” by family groups of certain territories for fishing, housing sites, etc. They also had an inherited class system of nobles, commoners and slaves.
In the southern, Wakashan tribes inheritance could be either through the mother's or the father's line.
collections.ic.gc.ca /nativepeoples/nwco.html   (487 words)

It is an investigation into Tense and Aspect in the Salish and Wakashan language families, First Nations languages spoken in Western Canada.
The Salish and Wakashan families are an ideal place to conduct this research, since the small amount of existing literature indicates there are marked differences between the ways in which these languages express Tense and Aspect, and the ways in which more well-studied languages such as English do so.
The ultimate goals of this research are to help establish what range of cross-linguistic variation exists in this area of the grammar, and shed light on the nature of temporal systems in human language more generally.
www.arts.ubc.ca /index.php?id=467&backPID=473&tt_news=93   (487 words)

 The U of MT -- Mansfield Library LangFing Wakashan
You have reached the page on Wakashan languages, which is just one part of the "Language Finger" homepage, which is an index by language to the holdings of the Mansfield Library of The University of Montana.
The Wakashan and Salishan branches are both found in the northwestern part of the United States and Canada, but the Wakashan languages are more closely related to the Algonkian languages than they are to the Salishan languages.
Kwakiutl is spoken on Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland.
www.lib.umt.edu /guide/lang/wakashah.htm   (296 words)

 Wakashan -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
[Categories: Native American languages of the Northwest Coast, Wakashan languages]
Wakashan is a family of languages spoken around (An island off southwestern Canada (off the southwestern coast of British Columbia); the largest island off the west coast of North America) Vancouver Island.
As typical of the Northwest Coast, Wakashan languages have large consonant inventories—the consonants often occurring in complex clusters.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wa/wakashan.htm   (60 words)

 Canada's First Nations: Native Civilisations
The variety of languages within the Wakashan language group is extensive, yet its speakers occupy a relativity small area.
These two characteristics of the Wakashan language group signify a long period of in-migration and local development.
The hierarchical societies of the Wakashan adopted various styles of attire, dwelling, and decoration to demonstrate status.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/firstnations/wakashan.html   (523 words)

 Wakashan Linguistics Conference   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The second part, devoted to presentations on and discussion of language revitalization, will be hosted on the final day of the conference by the Squamish Nation in North Vancouver.
Abstract Guidelines: Abstracts are invited for 30-minute presentations (plus 15 minutes discussion) on topics dealing with any area of descriptive or theoretical Wakashan linguistics, including syntax, semantics, morphology, phonology and typology.
Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than one page (an additional page for references and examples can be included), with margins of at least 1 inch, font size 11.
www.linguistics.ubc.ca /wakashan.htm   (390 words)

 Encyclopedia: Wakashan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Wakashan is a family of languages spoken around Vancouver Island.
Vancouver Island is a large island in British Columbia, Canada, off the Pacific coast.
Click for other authoritative sources for this topic (summarised at Factbites.com).
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Wakashan   (96 words)

 Northwest Coast Bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This bibliography was originally prepared during my days at the University of Chicago as an aid to my research.
Adler, F.W. A bibliographical checklist of Chimakuan, Kutenai, Ritwan, Salishan, and Wakashan linguistics, IJAL 27:198- 210.
Wakashan comparative studies in The languages of Native America.
www.lib.montana.edu /~bcoon/nwcst.html   (5048 words)

 LINGUIST List 15.245: General Ling/Canada; General Ling/Hungary
Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics Subject Language Family: Wakashan,Northern Wakashan,Southern Wakashan Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2004 Meeting Description: The aim of the Wakashan Linguistics Conference is to bring together researchers and educators with an interest in Wakashan languages.
The first part will be dedicated to descriptive and theoretical work on Wakashan languages.
Announcement and Call for Papers WAKASHAN LINGUISTICS CONFERENCE University of British Columbia August 9-11, 2004 The Department of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia is pleased to announce the first-ever Wakashan Linguistics Conference.
www.sfs.nphil.uni-tuebingen.de /linguist/issues/15/15-245.html   (1280 words)

 LINGUIST List 5.574: HIV ed; Tibetan; Pragmatics; Wakashan; French; Advertising
My data will be mostly science, maths business, but there are others here at La Trobe working on language classrooms.
I am desperately seeking a copy of Lincoln and Rath's North Wakashan Comparative Root List.
The folks at our local Interlibrary Loan Office are getting tired of seeing me. If you have one you would be willing to sell or can point me to a likely source it would be appreciated.
www.ling.ed.ac.uk /linguist/issues/5/5-574.html   (420 words)

 The Rosetta Project: the 1000 language archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Wakashan languages for which the Rosetta database contains information:
Alternate names: Kwe-nee-chee-aht, Kweedishchaaht Family: Wakashan Countries: United States
Alternate names: Nutka, Nuuchahnulth Family: Wakashan Countries: Canada
www.rosettaproject.org:8080 /live/search/browsebyfamilyresult?searchtype=family&searchkey=Wakashan   (26 words)

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The presentation will give a preliminary survey of the features across some languages of the area, with emphasis on Northern Wakashan.
Then we will look at two especially interesting categories: `just gone' in Upper North Wakashan, which combines spatial and temporal (or: spatiotemporal) concepts, `visible-invisible', which seems to be basically evidential and modal in some languages.
www.hrelp.org /events/workshops/elap2005/abstracts/Bach.doc   (114 words)

 LINGUIST List 4.399: Wakashan, Langacker, Verbalized pros, LaTeX
Date: Thu, 20 May 1993 11:59:00 Southern Wakashan Vocabularies
I am looking for published vocabularies of the Southern Wakashan languages, especially Makah and Nitinaht.
I would appreciate any references anyone could send my way.
www.ling.ed.ac.uk /linguist/issues/4/4-399.html   (400 words)

March 9 - The Ethnographic Art of the NWC: regional sub-styles (finish Wakashan,
March 23  - Historic and Contemporary Artists: northern, begin Wakashan
March 30  - Historic and Contemporary Artists: Wakashan, Salish
www.sfu.ca /archaeology/dept/fac_bio/mcmillan/syllabus.htm   (547 words)

 Syllabus ARCH 336 2005-01
March 16 - The Ethnographic Art of the NWC: regional sub-styles (finish Wakashan,
March 30  - Historic and Contemporary Artists: northern, begin Wakashan
April 6  - Historic and Contemporary Artists: Wakashan, Salish
www.sfu.ca /archaeology/dept/fac_bio/mcmillan/syllabus1.htm   (548 words)

 Florence Woo's homepage
My main interest is in the syntax of Nuu-chah-nulth (formerly known as Nootka), a Southern Wakashan language spoken along the west coast of Vancouver Island.
My dissertation project focusses on verb serialization in the language, documenting and analyzing three types of serialization structure showing varying degrees of grammaticalization.
"What to do to 'do.to'?" Invited presentation to the 1st Wakashan Linguistics Conference, August 9-11, University of British Columbia, Canada (Paper to appear in the Canadian Journal of Linguistics, Special Edition on Wakashan Linguistics).
people.ucsc.edu /~flwoo   (500 words)

 American Indian Collections at the APS
Introduction: study compiled by Morris Swadesh on the basis of Sapir's Wakashan comparative notes, No. 3836.
A continuation of No. 3837:1-44, study compiled by Morris Swadesh on the basis of Sapir's Wakashan comparative notes Nc.
DAY, GORDON M. Wampanoag material supplied by Chief Wild Horse [1961].
www.amphilsoc.org /library/guides/indians/info/w.htm   (1444 words)

 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Wakashan @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Wakashan @ HighBeam Research
WAKASHAN [Wakashan], branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic family, or stock, of North America and spoken by Native Americans of W Canada and the state of Washington.
Our archive contains millions of documents from thousands of sources and goes back over 23 years.
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