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The Search for Regularity in Irregularity: Defectiveness and its Implications for our Knowledge of Words

Marianne Mithun

in Defective Paradigms: Missing Forms and What They Tell Us

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264607
eISBN:
9780191734366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264607.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

The longstanding issue in morphological theory has been the status of inflected forms in the memory. In general, the irregular forms of words are assumed to be learned, stored, and retrieved for use. ... More


Language Universals

Morten H. Christiansen, Christopher Collins, and Shimon Edelman (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195305432
eISBN:
9780199866953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305432.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

Languages differ from one another in bewildering and seemingly arbitrary ways. For example, in English, the verb precedes the direct object (understand the proof), but in Japanese, the direct object ... More


Approaches

Ian K. Steele

in Betrayals: Fort William Henry and the "Massacre"

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195084269
eISBN:
9780199853977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084269.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The chapter opens with Swedish Professor Pehr Kalm exploring the wilderness between British and French America in 1749 which took him to Fort St. Frédéric which is a veritable fort whose offensive ... More


To Battle for Lake George

Ian K. Steele

in Betrayals: Fort William Henry and the "Massacre"

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195084269
eISBN:
9780199853977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084269.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses Major General Edward Braddock's secret instructions involving the construction of various forts including one at the south end of Lac St. Sacrement which would protect New York ... More


The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York in America

Cadwallader Colden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501713903
eISBN:
9781501712555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713903.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book, originally published in 1727 and revised in 1747, is one of the most important intellectual works published in eighteenth-century British America. The author was among the most learned ... More


The Sort of Homecoming

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Part Two of the book commences when, after five years of story-gathering in her native South Texas, the author relocates to the region of upstate New York known as “The North Country” for a year-long ... More


The Five Nations continue the War with the French; the Mohawks incline to Peace; their Conferences with the Governor of New-York.

Cadwallader Colden

in The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501713903
eISBN:
9781501712555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713903.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter first describes the Five Nations' continuing war with the French. The Five Nations had sent a party to the Island of Montreal that attacked a party of regular troops, killing the ... More


The English attack Montreal by Land, in Conjunction with the Indians, and Quebeck by Sea.

Cadwallader Colden

in The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501713903
eISBN:
9781501712555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713903.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter details the joint invasion of Canada by the English and the Five Nations. The plan was to attack Quebeck by sea, while New York attacked Montreal by land. It was agreed that the Mohawks ... More


All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After a decade of chasing stories around the globe, intrepid travel writer Stephanie Elizondo Griest followed the magnetic pull home--only to discover that her native South Texas had been radically ... More


The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Elizabeth Hoover

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Elizabeth Hoover takes us deep into Akwesasne—an indigenous community in upstate New York—the remarkable community that partnered with scientists and developed grassroots programs to fight the ... More


Mary “Molly” Brant/Tekonwatonti/Konwatsi-Tsiaienni (Mohawk; 1735/6–1796)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Mary Brant belonged to a politically influential Mohawk family during the American Revolution. She was the wife of the British Superintendent of Indian Affairs Sir William Johnson. Because of her ... More


Deploying Tribes and Clans: Mohawks in Nova Scotia and Scottish Highlanders in Georgia

Geoffrey Plank

in Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753088
eISBN:
9780814765272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753088.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines two experiments conducted by British commanders in which they deployed reputedly uncivilized fighting men in colonial outposts far from the warriors' homes. In 1712 the British ... More


The War

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the history and modern-day ramifications of the so-called “Casino War” at Akwesasne. In the mid-1980s, some free-wheeling Mohawks who’d made a mint trading tobacco started ... More


Environmental Justice: The Mercury Connection

Jerome Nriagu, Niladri Basu, and Simone Charles

in Mercury in the Environment: Pattern and Process

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271630
eISBN:
9780520951396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271630.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

For many communities, exposure to mercury through fish consumption is an exemplary case of environmental injustice. Groups that rely on fishing for food, cultural identity, spiritual wellbeing, or ... More


The Trade

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The author begins her exploration of the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne by visiting the many smoke shops lining the highway. After befriending a clerk at one shop, she starts to see the community’s ... More


The Bridge

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

in All the Agents and Saints: Dispatches from the U.S. Borderlands

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631592
eISBN:
9781469631615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Twelve different jurisdictions wield some degree of power over the Mohawk Nation of Akwesasne: four counties, one state, two provinces, two countries, and three different tribal governments. When ... More


Liberation Technology

Matt Tierney

in Dismantlings: Words against Machines in the American Long Seventies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501746413
eISBN:
9781501746567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501746413.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter talks about liberation technology as a term for a situated theory of communitarian tool-use, developed in the activist and philosophical work of Seneca leader John C. Mohawk, also known ... More


Finding “Our” History: Gender, Sexuality, and the Space of Peoplehood in Stone Butch Blues and Mohawk Trail

Mark Rifkin

in When Did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755455
eISBN:
9780199894888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755455.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 5 traces how Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues (1993) uses native people as a counterpoint to non-natives’ inability to accept the main character’s form of gender expression. While ... More


The Mohawk Valley Amish: Old Order Diversity in Central New York

Karen Johnson-Weiner

in New York Amish, 2nd Edition: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707605
eISBN:
9781501708145
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707605.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how other Amish began to think about settling in the Mohawk Valley region—they were motivated primarily by the need for farmland, but were partly attracted by idyllic reports of ... More


On Stage at Dartmouth College

Edward G. Gray

in The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110555
eISBN:
9780300137811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110555.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses John Ledyard's period at Dartmouth College. On several occasions during the months he spent at Dartmouth, Ledyard performed the most popular tragedy of his age, Joseph ... More


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