ICSNL Volumes

This page contains all ICSNL volumes. Volume from 1966 to 1999 are formally part of the Kinkade Collection. Volumes from 2000 onward are published by UBCWPL, as indicated by their UBCWPL publication number.

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The Fifty-Ninth International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages will be hosted by the University of British Columbia (Okanagan) and the En'owkin Centre in Kelowna, July 24–25, 2024. [Conference program.] Editors: D. K. E. Reisinger, Laura Griffin, Ella Hannon, Gloria Mellesmoen, Sander Nederveen, Bruce Oliver, Julia Schillo, Lauren Schneider, and Bailey Trotter.

  • Mat Andreatta, Jesse Recalma, & Suzanne Urbanczyk: "Boas and the Babblefish Part 2: Making Sense of pentl’ach ¢ and ç", pp. 1–12.
  • Grace Baleno, Jonathan Janzen, & Brendon Yoder: "Acoustic Correlates of Word Stress in Haisla", pp. 14–23.
  • Henry Davis: "Central Salish from a Nooksack Perspective", pp. 24–51.
  • Brian Diep, Chenxi Xu, Molly Babel, & M. Ryan Bochnak: "Prosody in Ktunaxa Interrogatives: An Initial Examination of Acoustics and Perception", pp. 52–67.
  • Bernice Garcia, Ella Hannon, & Anna Stacey: "Three Glossed Nɬeʔkepmxcín Narratives by Kʷəɬtəzétkʷu", pp. 68–94.
  • Donna Gerdts, Thomas Johnny, & Ted Kye: "Rhetorical Lengthening in Hul’q’umi’num’ Story Performance", pp. 95–127.
  • Brent Hall & Bev Phillips: "xʷíʔ kʷ páq (You Will Be Sorry)", pp. 128–156. [Audio]
  • Ella Hannon: "Connected Speech in Nɬeʔképmxcín: "Functions of ʔe meɬ nes in Discourse and Storytelling", pp. 157–168.
  • Marianne Huijsmans & Mary McCarthy: "The Puzzle of Plurals in ʔayʔaǰuθəm", pp. 169–186.
  • Olga Ikonnikova & Stepan Kalinin: "Salish Lexical Affixation: A Typological Perspective", pp. 187–198.
  • Joe Peter Chinook Transcription Project (Nathan Fulton, Darrin T. Brager, Henry Zenk, David Robertson, Julie Baumler, Alexander Code, Lynn Jeffries, & Alexander Moreno): "More "Pure Chinook" from Joe Peter, 1941", pp. 199–222.
  • Jade LaFontaine & Jonathan Janzen: "Four Stories by wlwlmelst"
  • John Lyon: "Nsyilxcn Continuous Aspect: Bridging the Progressive and Perfect"
  • Gloria Mellesmoen: "Phonetic, Phonological, and Morphological Sources of Vowel Reduplication: The Innovation of V1 Reduplication in Salish"
  • Gloria Mellesmoen & Su Urbanczyk: "Reduplication and “Vowel Reduction” in Lushootseed"
  • Charles Murphey: "‘I Ran From Him Because He Was a Sasquatch’: A Look at Complex Syntactic Structure in Haisla"
  • Jocelyn Murphey: "Communicating Past Tense in Haisla"
  • Hank Nater: "Voiceless Words in Bella Coola: Fact vs. Fiction"
  • Hank Nater: "An Oral Tradition from Sackʷ"
  • Sander Nederveen: "Bare Roots or a Lack Thereof in Interior Salish"
  • Sander Nederveen & Bruce Oliver: "Ways of Expressing Ability in Secwepemctsín"
  • Bruce Oliver: "Not Just Saying: A Modal Analysis of tsut in Secwepemctsín"
  • D. K. E. Reisinger: "The Count-Mass Distinction in ʔayʔaǰuθəm"
  • David Robertson: "“At the Neighbors'”: The Etymology of “Chinook”, Language Contact, and Intangible Cultural Heritage"
  • Katie Sardinha: "The Role of the Voice System within Kwak'wala Grammar"
  • Lauren Schneider & Donna Gerdts: "Keeping Things Moving Along: The Aspectoid Proclitc yə= in Hul’q’umi’num’ Salish"
  • Cayla Smith: "A Brief Report on the Nłeʔkepmxcín Reportative"
  • Cy Thompson: "Head-Dependent Asymmetries in Central Salish Prosody"

The Fifty-Eighth International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages was hosted by the Snuneymuxw First Nation, Simon Fraser University, and the Hul’q’umi’num’ Language & Culture Society, July 27–29, 2023. [Conference program.] Editors: D. K. E. Reisinger, Laura Griffin, Gloria Mellesmoen, Sander Nederveen, Julia Schillo, and Bailey Trotter.

The Fifty-Seventh International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages will be hosted by the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, August 11–12, 2022. [Conference program.] Editors: D. K. E. Reisinger, Laura Griffin, Gloria Mellesmoen, Sander Nederveen, Bruce Oliver, and Bailey Trotter.

The Fifty-Sixth International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages was (virtually) hosted by the University of British Columbia, August 13–15, 2021. [Conference program.] Editors: D. K. E. Reisinger, Hannah Green, Laura Griffin, Marianne Huijsmans, Gloria Mellesmoen, and Bailey Trotter.

The Fifty-Fifth International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages was (virtually) hosted by the University of British Columbia, August 13–15, 2020. [Conference program.] Editors: D. K. E. Reisinger, Hannah Green, Marianne Huijsmans, Gloria Mellesmoen, and Bailey Trotter.

The Fifty-Fourth International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages was hosted by the University of Victoria, July 29–30, 2019. Editors: D. K. E. Reisinger and Gloria Mellesmoen.

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The Fifty-Third International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages was hosted by Whatcom Museum, August 10–11, 2018. Editors: Marianne Huijsmans, Roger Lo, Oksana Tkachman, and Daniel Reisinger.

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The Fifty-Second International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages was hosted by Simon Fraser University, BC, August 19–20, 2017. Editors: Andrei Anghelescu, Michael Fry, Marianne Huijsmans, and Daniel Reisinger.

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The Fifty-First International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages was hosted by the Tla’amin First Nation, BC, August 13–14, 2016. Editors: Marianne Huijsmans, Thomas J. Heins, Oksana Tkachman, and Natalie Weber.

  • Frontmatter, pp. i–vi.
  • Carl Alexander, Keith Langergraber, and John Lyon, "The Flooding of the Upper Bridge River Valley: St’át’imcets Narratives and an Artist’s Exhibition", pp. 1–17.
  • Sonya Bird, "A phonetic study of the “K sounds” across generations of SENĆOŦEN speakers", pp. 19–36.
  • Henry Davis and Lisa Matthewson, "Against all expectations: The meaning of St’át’imcets séna7", pp. 37–67.
  • John Hamilton Davis, "Two explanations in Comox by Tommy Paul", pp. 69–77.
  • Sʔímlaʔxʷ Michele Johnson and St̓aʔqʷálqs Hailey Causton, "Nsyilxcn Elder documentation for language learners: A call for collaboration", pp. 79–92.
  • Hyung-Soo Kim and Dwight Gardiner, "The truncated reduplication in Tillamook and Shuswap: Weakening by synergy of dissimilation and cluster simplification", pp. 93–107.
  • Hank Nater, "A short note on Lillooet and Tahltan shared lexicon", pp. 109–121.
  • David Douglas Robertson, "An etymology for skookum, and endangered Salish metaphors", pp. 123–136.
  • Susan Russell, Elizabeth Phillips, and Vivian Williams, "Telling stories in a Halq’emelem conversation: Doing beginnings and a bit about endings", pp. 137–170.
  • Katie Sardinha, "Kwak’wala Weather Predicates", pp. 171–202.
  • Jan P. van Eijk, "The barrier breached: Ongoing cooperations between native speakers and linguists", pp. 203–210.
  • Jan P. van Eijk, "Máhyeqs and the mouse: A Lillooet story", pp. 211–217.

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The Fiftieth International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages was co-hosted by the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC and the Simon Fraser University First Nations Language Centre, Burnaby, BC, August 5–7, 2015. Editors: Natalie Weber, Erin Guntly, Zoe Lam, and Sihwei Chen.

      • Frontmatter (includes Preface and Introduction for the 50th year), pp. i–ix

Part I: Phonetics and phonology

Part II: Syntax and semantics

Part III: Neighbouring languages

Part IV: Collaborations, indigenous voices, and stories

Part V: Additional contributions

The Forty-Ninth International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages was hosted by the Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley, Idaho, August 2-3, 2014. Editors: Natalie Weber, Emily Sadlier-Brown, and Erin Guntly.

Edited by Joel Dunham, Patrick Littell, and John Lyon

Edited by Joel Dunham, John Lyon and Natalie Weber

Edited by John Lyon and Joel Dunham

Edited by Joel Dunham and John M. Lyon

Edited by Christiana Christodoulou and John M. Lyon

Edited by Kristin M. Jóhannsdóttir and Martin A. Oberg

Edited by Masaru Kiyota, James J. Thompson & Noriko Yamane-Tanaka

Edited by J. C. Brown, M. Kiyota and T. Peterson

Edited by J. C. Brown & Tyler Peterson

Table of Contents

An introduction to the articles from the University of Leiden in this volume