Richard Dauenhauer

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Drawing on 25 years of linguistic documentation and language renewal research in the Western Mono communities of Central Califor-nia and the Arizona Tewa community, this paper explores the conflicts over the beliefs and feelings about languages and the importance of early-on resolving these conflicts at a local level to enhance language revitalization(More)
A seemingly idiosyncratic set of verbal prefixes in Tlingit undergo an ellipsis alternation very similar to standard cases of syncope. I argue for a constraint-based analysis of this alternation, in which the ellipsis results from constraints governing metrical well-formedness. This analysis is shown to explain many puzzling nuances of the alternation,(More)
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