Fifty-Second Algonquian Conference

Program

Welcome

Photo: Jeff Miller/UW-Madison. About this canoe.

The 52nd Algonquian Conference will be held October 23–25, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the conference will be held entirely online.

Updates

All presenters for the 52nd Algonquian Conference have the option to pre-record their presentations. This is not required, but it should help with minimizing technical difficulties during the conference. Click here for instructions.

Registration

This year we are offering two options for paid registration:

  • Academic faculty/researcher ($40)
  • Non-UW student / Community member / Other ($10)

Paid registration includes a free digital copy of the Papers of the 50th Algonquian Conference, Table of Contents here.

Registration is entirely online through our Eventbrite page. Just click the green “Register” button and choose the registration option that suits your circumstances.

We also are offering free registration for: (1) Students at the University of Wisconsin; and (2) Attendees experiencing financial hardship.

All payment is processed online. For questions or to report issues, or to request free registration, please contact the conference co-hosts at algonquianconference@outlook.com.

Program

Time (CT) Friday October 23, 2020

Mendota room Monona room

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9:00-9:30 Set up, tech support
9:30-9:40 Welcome
9:40-9:55 Gordon Jourdain: Opening Blessing
Gakijiwanong (Lac La Croix) First Nation in the Boundary Waters
10:00-10:30 Henke: Marking number and obviation for possessors: Child and child-directed speech in Northern East Cree Weber: Phonological domains within Blackfoot: Towards a family-wide comparison
10:35-11:05 Schmirler & Arppe: A quantitative look at Plains Cree text types Vogel: The phonology of multiple types of vowel devoicing in Cheyenne
11:05-11:30 Break
11:30-12:00 Cowell: The Nawathinehena Language Murray et al.: Cheyenne demonstratives: A corpus study
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Geniusz et al.: Ozhibii’amaang Remedios: Writing the Story of Remedios Rice: The Preterit Mode and Counterfactuality
1:35-2:05 Whitney: Linguistic Landscapes: Ojibwe Signage in Northern Minnesota Windsor: Two Standard Negation Constructions in Oji-Cree
2:05-2:30 Break
2:30-3:00 Lewis: A History of Potawatomi Language Planning and Policy: Education Funding from 1819 to 1848 Schenck: An Alternate View Of Ojibwe Ethnogenesis
3:05-4:05 Business meeting
4:05-5:05 Social Hour
Time (CT) Saturday, October 24, 2020

Mendota room Monona room

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9:00-10:00 Set up, tech support
10:00-10:30 Sylliboy et al.: Causative construction in Mi’kmaw Junker et al.: The Online Learning Platform for Algonquian Languages
10:35-11:05 Xu: The cline of the peripheral agreement and its implication about object types Huggins-Daines et al.: Readalongs: Automatic alignment of speech and text for Indigenous language audiobooks
11:05-11:30 Break
11:30-12:00 Collette: Siouan and Algonquian Linguistic Interference Junker: ᒋᓵᒋᐦᐄᑎᓐ chisâchihîtin ‘I love you’: How to teach and learn the infamous Algonquian Transitive Animate Verb
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Whitney et al.: A Survey of “Classificatory Medials” in Ojibwe: Classifiers versus Incorporation Wilson: Quantitative Analysis of Negation in Two Cree Corpora
1:35-2:05 Vaala: Numeral Classifiers in Menominee Schmirler: Infrequent morphosyntactic phenomena in Plains Cree
2:05-2:30 Break
2:30-3:00 Genee & Li: Measuring the VOT of Blackfoot oral stops Dahlstrom: Ditransitive Licensing of Long Distance Agreement in Meskwaki
3:05-3:35 Hammerly: Processing obviation and voice in Border Lakes Ojibwe Thomason: The sound in the sky of cranes approaching: II verbs with animate adjuncts in Meskwaki

HANDOUT

3:35-4:35 Social Hour
Time (CT) Sunday, October 25, 2020

Mendota room Monona room

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9:00-10:00 Set up, tech support
10:00-10:30 Mazzoli: Productivity, polysynthesis and the Algonquian languages Harrigan & Arppe: Leveraging English Translations for an automatic Semantic Classification of Plains Cree Verbs and Nouns
10:35-11:05 Odribets & Oxford: Algonquian languages are not ergative Johnson: A morphological parser for Meskwaki
11:05-11:30 Break
11:30-12:00 LeSourd: Explaining an Unusual Agreement Pattern in Maliseet-Passamaquoddy Lockwood: Survey of wh-questions in Miami-Illinois
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-1:30 Holmstrom: Discourse Particles in Menominee Ambroise & Junker: From Online Dictionary to Living Online Dictionary: The Innu dictionary in 2020
1:35-2:05 Kasper: Revisiting the Potawatomi é-conjunct Arppe et al.: Towards a morphologically intelligent and user-friendly on-line dictionary of Plains Cree
2:05-2:30 Break
2:30-3:00 Oxford: Direct, inverse, and neutral: Refining the description of Algonquian transitive verb forms Rhodes: The nature of Algonquian bipartite verbs and implications for borrowing
Photo: Jeff Miller/UW-Madison. 2014 UW-Madison spring powwow, organized by Wunk Sheek.

We are grateful to the following for their support of the 52nd Algonquian Conference: The Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures (CSUMC), Language Sciences, and American Indian Studies.