DR. Suzanne Urbanczyk (PI)
Dr. Ewa Czaykowska-Higgins CI
Dr. Tom Hukari CI
Dr. John McCarthy
SSHRCC Research Grant
This grant aims to document the role of homophony avoidance (different
meanings expressed by different forms) in Salish and neighbouring languages.
It explores the role of maintaining contrasting meanings by having contrasting
forms, primarily in Salish languages, but also in Wakashan languages and creoles.
It also investigates the role that making changes to the forms of words (rather
than adding affixes) has in expressing different meanings.
PAPERS / PUBLICATIONS/ PRESENTATIONS
Strandquist, Rachel. 2003. Truncation and Homophony Avoidance in Mauritian
Creole Reduplication, m.s. University of Victoria
Urbanczyk, Suzanne. to appear. Plurality and Ablaut in Central Salish. in
Gerdts and Matthewson (eds). Festschrift for M. Dale Kinkade. University
of Montana Working Papers in Linguistics.
Urbanczyk, Suzanne. to appear. Enhancing Contrast in Reduplication. in
Hurch, B. (ed) Papers from the Graz Conference on Reduplication. Mouton de
Urbanczyk, Suzanne. to appear. Paradigm Uniformity and Priority of the
Root in Halkomelem. in Downing, Hall, and Raffelseifen (eds).
Phonological Paradigms. Oxford University Press.
Urbanczyk, Suzanne. 2003. Remnants of ablaut in Coast Salish.
International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages, Lillooet,
BC. August 2003
Urbanczyk, Suzanne. 2004. Whereabouts is ablaut in Salish? Workshop on
Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas 9. Victoria,
BC. Feb. 2004
Urbanczyk, Suzanne. 2003. The role of non-concatenative morphology in
maintaining contrast. University of British Columbia, Dept. of
Linguistics. Oct. 2003.
Urbanczyk, Suzanne. 2004. Form and Function in Salish Word Structure.
Humanities Centre lecture, University of Victoria, January, 2004.
Wealick, Laura and Suzanne Urbanczyk. Verbo: a Sto:lo Halkomelem language
game. m.s. and audio CD. Stó:lo Shxweli Language Programs.
Louie, Jesse and Suzanne Urbanczyk. Comox phrase book. m.s. Klahoose
Robertson, Dave. Resonant glottalization in Nlhekepmxcín. Proceedings of
International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages 39, Squamish
Nicolson, Marianne. Visual and verbal conceptualization of space in
Kwak'wala. Proceedings of International Conference on Salish and
Neighbouring Languages 39, Squamish Nation.