the 2011 abstract that started the discussion

Alicia Colson alicia.colson at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 5 02:36:43 UTC 2012


Thank you Monica for posting these handouts. It is appreciated.

Best wishes,

Alicia

On 03/11/2012 8:43 PM, Monica Macaulay wrote:
> Well, I've had a few requests for the handouts, so here they are.  (To 
> remind you:  these are the handouts from Amy's & my 2011 roundtable 
> discussion.)  Enjoy!
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> On Nov 2, 2012, at 8:31 AM, Margaret Noori wrote:
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>> Booshoo Monica -
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>> I'd love the handouts!
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>> Miigwech (or do you say Igwiien over there ) : )
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>> Maaganiit
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>> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
>> From: *Monica Macaulay* <mmacaula at wisc.edu <mailto:mmacaula at wisc.edu>>
>> Date: Thu, Nov 1, 2012 at 4:59 PM
>> Subject: the 2011 abstract that started the discussion
>> To: ALGONQUIANA at listserv.linguistlist.org 
>> <mailto:ALGONQUIANA at listserv.linguistlist.org>
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>> Hi all,
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>> Here's the abstract that Amy & I wrote for the roundtable at *last 
>> year's* Algonquian Conference, that started the discussion that was 
>> continued this year at the morpholunch.  Just as an FYI.
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>> We can also send around the handouts, too, but they're kind of long 
>> to paste in, so we might need to attach them as pdfs.
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>> - Monica (and Amy)
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>> Roundtable: what is the morphological status of “initial, medial, 
>> final”? Amy Dahlstrom, University of Chicago
>> Monica Macaulay, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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>> The Algonquianist terms INITIAL, MEDIAL, and FINAL are commonly used 
>> in traditional descriptions of the languages of the family for the 
>> internal components of the verb stem. However, if one wants to 
>> analyze Algonquian morphology in more theoretical terms, it is 
>> sometimes difficult to identify the morphological status of 
>> stem-internal components.
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>> To be sure, in many cases the initial, medial and final are comprised 
>> of exactly one morpheme each (e.g. Meskwaki ki·škinehke·šw- ‘cut off 
>> (object’s) hand’, with initial ki·šk- ‘sever’, medial -inehke·- 
>> ‘hand’, and TA final -ešw ‘by cutting’): such examples are not 
>> problematic. The more challenging cases are those stems which exhibit 
>> what are traditionally analyzed as DERIVED INITIALS, DERIVED MEDIALS, 
>> or DERIVED FINALS (Bloomfield 1962, Goddard 1990). That is, an entire 
>> verb stem may appear as an initial (e.g. Meskwaki anehka·we·we·nem- 
>> ‘think (object) is acquainted with (second object)’, with (simple, 
>> non-derived) TA final -e·nem- ‘think of (object)’ in construction 
>> with an initial derived from the verb stem anehka·w- ‘be acquainted 
>> with’.
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>> In the presentation the roundtable organizers will present brief 
>> statements, including a statement of the issues and examples of the 
>> data we find challenging to translate into mainstream theoretical 
>> analyses, and invite the audience to engage in an exchange of views 
>> regarding the status of these Algonquianist concepts.
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>> References:
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>> Bloomfield, Leonard. 1962. The Menomini language, ed. by Charles F. 
>> Hockett. New Haven: Yale University Press.
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>> Goddard, Ives. 1990. Primary and secondary stem derivation in 
>> Algonquian. IJAL 56:449-483.
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>> -- 
>> Margaret Noori, PhD
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>> Director, Comprehensive Studies Program
>> University of Michigan
>> 1111 Angell Hall
>> 435 S. State St.
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>> www.lsa.umich.edu/csp/ <http://www.lsa.umich.edu/csp/>
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