Tone Contrasts in Central Carrier (Athapaskan)

  title={Tone Contrasts in Central Carrier (Athapaskan)},
  author={Eunice V. Pike},
  journal={International Journal of American Linguistics},
  pages={411 - 418}
  • Eunice V. Pike
  • Published 1 October 1986
  • Linguistics
  • International Journal of American Linguistics
I I appreciate the encouragement of Gillian Story with her knowledge of Athapaskan. I hope she will publish an article showing the implications of this study for comparative work in Athapaskan. It was a pleasure to work with Francesca Antoine who lives on the Necoslie Reserve in Fort Saint James. She spoke her Carrier language very clearly and I am grateful for her patience. 2 Krauss (1978) speaks of the "uncertainty and confusion over Carrier tone." In describing that confusion, he quotes from… 

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bibliothecaires? Nous savons tous ce que c'est que de devoir attendre pendant des semaines voire des mois avant d'avoir entre les mains tel article dont nous avions besoin de toute urgence.




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