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Nominal Contact in Michif

Carrie Gillon and Nicole Rosen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198795339
eISBN:
9780191836596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795339.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Michif is an endangered language spoken by approximately a few hundred Métis people, mostly located in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Canada. Michif is usually categorized as a mixed language (Bakker ... More


Introduction

Carrie Gillon and Nicole Rosen

in Nominal Contact in Michif

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198795339
eISBN:
9780191836596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795339.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides some background on the history of Michif, the language spoken by at least a few hundred Métis people. The Métis were originally located in the Red River Valley, and are today ... More


Mass/count

Carrie Gillon and Nicole Rosen

in Nominal Contact in Michif

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198795339
eISBN:
9780191836596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795339.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the mass/count distinction in Michif. In many languages, mass and count nouns are distinguished via the (in)ability to occur with plural marking, the (in)ability to occur ... More


Plurality

Carrie Gillon and Nicole Rosen

in Nominal Contact in Michif

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198795339
eISBN:
9780191836596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795339.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

Michif has two different morphological exponents of plurality: the French-derived article lii and the Cree-derived suffix -a/-ak. This chapter investigates the syntax and the semantics of both plural ... More


Gender

Carrie Gillon and Nicole Rosen

in Nominal Contact in Michif

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198795339
eISBN:
9780191836596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795339.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

On the surface, and according to the literature, Michif makes use of two different gender systems: the French sex-based system contrasting masculine and feminine gender, and the Algonquian ... More


Articles

Carrie Gillon and Nicole Rosen

in Nominal Contact in Michif

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198795339
eISBN:
9780191836596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795339.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter focuses on the article system in Michif. Articles are particularly problematic for the French DP/Plains Cree VP split posited for Michif (Bakker 1997). Despite being French-derived, the ... More


Demonstratives

Carrie Gillon and Nicole Rosen

in Nominal Contact in Michif

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198795339
eISBN:
9780191836596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795339.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter investigates the syntax and semantics of demonstratives within the Michif DP. Michif demonstratives can occupy three different positions: prenominal, postnominal, and discontinuous. ... More


Status of the category ‘mixed language’

Carrie Gillon and Nicole Rosen

in Nominal Contact in Michif

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198795339
eISBN:
9780191836596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795339.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter highlights the fact Michif can be described straightforwardly within a generative framework. While it has some features that are the result of contact of two very different systems (two ... More


North America II: The Central and Northern Plains

Peter Mitchell

in Horse Nations: The Worldwide Impact of the Horse on Indigenous Societies Post-1492

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198703839
eISBN:
9780191916762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198703839.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Central and Northern Plains are home to many of the peoples popularly considered quintessential Native Americans. First brought to the widespread attention of Europeans and Euro-Americans as ... More


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