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Animacy in Blackfoot: Implications for Event Structure and Clause Structure

Elizabeth Ritter and Sara Thomas Rosen

in Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544325
eISBN:
9780191720536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544325.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Alternations between ‘transitive’ and ‘intransitive’ verbs in Blackfoot signal neither an aspectual shift nor the addition or suppression of internal arguments. Rather, ‘transitive’ morphology ... More


The Female Sound Collector and Her Talking Machine

Roshanak Kheshti

in Modernity'S Ear: Listening to Race and Gender in World Music

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479867011
eISBN:
9781479861125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867011.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the important biopolitical role that listening to the sounds of the other has played in the twentieth and early twenty-first world music culture industry (WMCI), in both its ... More


Beneath the Backbone of the World: Blackfoot People and the North American Borderlands, 1720-1877

Ryan Hall

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655154
eISBN:
9781469655178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655154.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

For the better part of two centuries, between 1720 and 1877, the Blackfoot (Niitsitapi) people controlled a vast region of what is now the U.S. and Canadian Great Plains. As one of the most expansive ... More


Dog Days to Horse Days: The Introduction of the Horse and Its Impact on Human-Dog Relationships among the Blackfoot

Brandi Bethke

in Dogs: Archaeology beyond Domestication

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066363
eISBN:
9780813058573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066363.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Dogs played an important role in the social, cultural, and economic life of peoples inhabiting the Northwestern Plains of North America for thousands of years. Despite functioning as pack animals, ... More


Elsewheres of Healing: Trans-Indigenous Spaces in Elle-Máijá Apiniskim Tailfeathers’ Bihttoš

Troy Storfjell (Sámi)

in Nordic Film Cultures and Cinemas of Elsewhere

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474438056
eISBN:
9781474476591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438056.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter engages with the short film Bihttoš (Rebel, Canada and Norway, 2014), by the Sámi and Kainai Blackfoot filmmaker Elle-Máijá Apiniskim Tailfeathers, as a cinematic invocation of multiple ... More


North America: The World Wolf Made

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg

in The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300226164
eISBN:
9780300231670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226164.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter explores the historical relationship between Indigenous Americans and wolves illustrated through the stories of Indigenous peoples of North America, especially on the Great Plains and ... More


The Essence of a Category: Lessons from the Subjunctive

Martina Wiltschko

in Mood, Aspect, Modality Revisited: New Answers to Old Questions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226363523
eISBN:
9780226363660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363660.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter emphasizes the diversity in the licensing environments of the subjunctive and concludes that the subjunctive is not a natural class in terms of one modality, or one type of subjunctive ... More


Negotiating Sovereignty: U.S. and Canadian Colonialisms on the Northwest Plains, 1855–1877

Ryan Hall

in Remaking North American Sovereignty: State Transformation in the 1860s

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780823288458
eISBN:
9780823290437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823288458.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This essay looks at nineteenth-century treaty-making between Blackfoot peoples and the U.S. and Canadian governments. All parties initially saw treaties as assertions of their own sovereignty over ... More


Decomposing the mass/count distinction: Evidence from languages that lack it *

Martina Wiltschko

in Count and Mass Across Languages

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter establishes that not all languages have a grammaticized mass/count distinction and consequently we have to distinguish between ontological properties associated with nouns and ... More


Continuing Writings on Stone

Camina Weasel Moccasin

in Archaeologies of Listening

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056241
eISBN:
9780813058054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056241.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter explores the concept of contemporary rock-art making as a form of repatriation. According to Blackfoot culture the making of rock art is considered a sacred act that involves ... More


A Lineage of Listening

Alice B. Kehoe

in Archaeologies of Listening

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056241
eISBN:
9780813058054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056241.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Outside the mainstream of North American archaeology and academic anthropology, a few of Franz Boas’s students listened humbly to Indian people in their communities, instead of sitting in hotel rooms ... More


Human–Grizzly Bear Coexistence in the Blackfoot River Watershed, Montana: Getting Ahead of the Conflict Curve

Seth M. Wilson, Gregory A. Neudecker, and James J. Jonkel

in Large Carnivore Conservation: Integrating Science and Policy in the North American West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226107400
eISBN:
9780226107547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107547.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter describes how a rural agricultural community in the Blackfoot River watershed in Montana used collaborative decision making to reduce conflicts with grizzly bears. Through effective ... More


Where It All Went Wrong

Benjamin Hoy

in A Line of Blood and Dirt: Creating the Canada-United States Border across Indigenous Lands

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197528693
eISBN:
9780197528723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197528693.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Violence across the Prairies helped to develop new ideas about border control and made them possible. Canadian and American conceptions of territory required erasing all other pre-existing forms of ... More


Mutation in Spatial Deixis (Dx): “PPs” in Blackfoot and Plains Cree

Tomio Hirose, Rose-Marie Déchaine, and Heather Bliss

in Variation in P: Comparative Approaches to Adpositional Phrases

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190931247
eISBN:
9780190931285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190931247.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Two neighboring Algonquian languages, Blackfoot and Plains Cree, differ as to how spatial expressions are represented structurally. Blackfoot it- is an adpositional element occurring within the ... More


Sentience-based event structure: Evidence from Blackfoot

Elizabeth Ritter

in Contrast and Representations in Syntax

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198817925
eISBN:
9780191859304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817925.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

In Blackfoot, a Plains Algonquian language spoken in Alberta, Canada, and Montana, USA, sentience, rather than telicity, is a primary determinant of argument structure. Subjects of transitive verbs, ... More


The Problem with No-Nonsense Elicitation Plans (for Semantic Fieldwork)

Meagan Louie

in Methodologies in Semantic Fieldwork

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190212339
eISBN:
9780190212353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212339.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter contrasts two methods of creating an elicitation plan. The no-nonsense method results in an elicitation plan in which the consultant is systematically presented with context-utterance ... More


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