Siouan Languages Working Group (SLWG)

When? Saturdays 10:00AM-11:30AM (Pacific time)

Where? Spring 2022 via Zoom

What? We are a cross-institutional working group dedicated to the exploration of the cultures and linguistic complexities of the Siouan languages, such as Crow, Hidatsa, Quapaw, Lakota, and Tutelo-Saponi. We focus on anthropological and linguistic literature (generally one reading per week), and we give particular emphasis to comparative and diachronic analyses of Siouan grammar. We also serve as a workshop space to assist with new analyses of languages in the family.

Who? SLWG is organized by Edwin Ko. We welcome all those interested in Siouan languages, with all levels of experience, including those in other departments. To join our mailing list and to obtain the Zoom link, please write to eddersko at berkeley dot edu.

This semester's topic is on Siouan phonetics and phonology.

Previous topics included Siouan semantics (e.g. modality), morphosyntax (e.g. switch-reference), and morphophonology (e.g. ablaut).

Upcoming Schedules

 

2022.04.16 Discussion of de Reuse's (1981) Grassman's Law in Ofo [PDF], Holmer's (1947) An Ofo Phonetic Law [PDF], and Maceachern's (2002) Ofo Co-occurrence Restriction [PDF].

Recent Meetings


2022.04.09 Continued discussion of Matthews (1970) Some notes on the Proto-Siouan continuants [PDF]

2022.04.02 No meeting

2022.03.26 No meeting

2022.03.19 Discussion of Matthews (1970) Some notes on the Proto-Siouan continuants [PDF]

2022.03.12 Continued discussion of Koontz (1982) Siouan syncopating *r-stems [PDF], and discussion of Koontz (1985) A syncopating *k-stem in Lakota [PDF]

2022.03.05 Discussion of Koontz (1982) Siouan syncopating *r-stems [PDF], and discussion of Koontz (1985) A syncopating *k-stem in Lakota [PDF]

2022.02.26 Continued discussion of Rankin, Carter, & Jones (1998) Proto-Siouan Phonology and Grammar [PDF], and discussion of Rankin (1994) On the sources and scope of Siouan aspiration (with special attention to Mandan, Crow, and Hidatsa) [PDF]

2022.02.26 Discussion of Rankin, Carter, & Jones (1998) Proto-Siouan Phonology and Grammar [PDF]

2022.02.12 Continued discussion of Rankin (2001) On Dakotan pre-boundary and cluster phonology (edited by John Boyle and Armik Mirzayan)

2022.02.05 Discussion of Rankin's (2001) On Dakotan pre-boundary and cluster phonology

2022.01.29 Discussion of Rankin's (2001) On Dakotan pre-boundary and cluster phonology

2022.01.22 Welcome back