115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

Linguistics I: Endangered Language Research

Session Chair: 
Carla Liu, California Baptist University
Session 3: Friday 1:15 – 2:45 pm
Henry 203
Topic Area: 


  1. Melissa Axelrod, University of New Mexico
    This paper focuses verb composition in an indigenous polysynthetic language spoken in Alaska – Koyukon, a member of the Athabaskan language family. An examination of verb patterning and function in discourse supports a view of the complex Athabaskan verb itself as the locus for a grammar consisting of “a network of interrelated constructions” (Goldberg 1998:205).
  2. Violet Witt, University of New Mexico
    This paper provides mana’o o nā kānaka maole a me ka ʻōlelo hawaiʻi a mēheuheu, as it shows how a cultural practice that uses language aides in the construction of identity, in understanding of language ideologies, and in supporting the maintenance and perpetuation of the language and the culture.
  3. Hans Boas, University of Texas, Austin
    This talk presents a sociolinguistic analysis of the Texas German community of New Braunfels, Texas, to determine the reasons why Texas German is dying out.
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