Predictable versus Underlying Vocalism in Yakima Sahaptin

  title={Predictable versus Underlying Vocalism in Yakima Sahaptin},
  author={Sharon Hargus and Virginia R. Beavert},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={316 - 340}

Word-initial clusters and minimality in Yakima Sahaptin

In the Yakima dialect of Sahaptin, the smallest forms of words are CCV and CVC, as established by a study of lexical patterns and the obligatory augmentation of subminimal roots. We argue that CCV

Sahaptin: Between stress and tone

The Yakima dialect of Sahaptin has been described as a pitch accent language, but lately the category “pitch accent” has been questioned as a prosodic primitive. In this article we bring to light new

Northwest Sahaptin

Sahaptin is a Sahaptian language spoken in Washington and Oregon, U.S.A. Rigsby & Rude (1996) divide Sahaptin into three broad dialect areas: Northwest, Northeast, and Columbia River. This

Deriving Natural Classes: The Phonology and Typology of Post-velar Consonants

Deriving Natural Classes: The Phonology and Typology of Post-Velar Consonants by John Christopher Sylak-Glassman A dissertation submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree of

Wántwint Inmí Tiináwit: A Reflection of What I Have Learned

Ditransitive Alignment in Yakima Sahaptin

The categories of ditransitive clauses are discussed and the multiple ditranitive alignment patterns in the Yakima dialect of Sahaptin are described.

Vowel–Sonorant Metathesis in Alsea

  • Eugene Buckley
  • Linguistics
    International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 2007
Stems in Alsea exhibit pervasive alternations involving the root vowel, which may be present or absent (/cx̣wat/, /cx̣wt/ ‘fight’). Stems with a medial sonorant consonant have an additional form, in

High-Ranking Affix Faithfulness inYakima Sahaptin

The accentual system of the Yakima dialect of Sahaptin, including a formal model of the constraint rankings, is described, which indicate that affix faithfulness ranks high in this language.



Syllables, segments and the Northwest Caucasian languages

  • Syllables and Segments, ed. A. Bell and J. B. Hooper, pp. 47-58. Amsterdam: NorthHolland. AOKI,
  • 1978

Salishan and the Northwest

An essay on stress

An Essay on Stress presents a universal theory for the characterization of the stress patterns of words and phrases encountered in the languages of the world. The heart of the theory is constituted

A prosodic theory of epenthesis

This paper argues for a theory in which epenthesis results from the interrelated requirements of prosody and not from obligatory skeletal insertion rules. Prosodic Licensing requires the

Cyclicity and stress in Moses-Columbia Salish (Nxa'amxcin)

The very complex system of stress-assignment in Moses-Columbia Salish (Nxa'amxcin), an Interior Salish language that has not yet been discussed in the generative literature, is accounted for in a

On the Prehistory of Nez Perce Vowel Harmony

Alternative hypotheses regarding the vowel system of Proto-Sahaptian and the transition to the two daughter languages, Nez Perce and Sahaptin, are examined. The proto-language may possibly have had a

A Report from the Field

Nez Perce and Northern Sahaptin: A Binary Comparison

  • H. Aoki
  • Linguistics
    International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 1962
1. The main purpose of this paper is to examine the phonological and lexical correspondences for Northern Sahaptin and Nez Perce. In 1891, Powell named Chopunnish (Nez Perce), Klikitat, Paloos,

Continuity and Change in Sahaptian Vowel Systems

  • B. Rigsby
  • Linguistics
    International Journal of American Linguistics
  • 1965
0. The purpose of this paper is to clarify several problems relating to the ProtoSahaptian vowel system which were encountered by Haruo Aoki in a pioneering paper in Sahaptian linguistics, Nez Perce