Class Handouts:
Theoretical Perspectives on Languages of the Pacific Northwest


1. Introduction to the Peoples and Languages of the Pacific Northwest

2. (Non)-Configurationality and the Pronominal Argument Hypothesis in Languages of the Pacific Northwest

3. Lexical Categories (or the Lack Thereof)

4. Presuppositions in the Salish Language Family

5. Quantification

6. Principle C (and the Lack Thereof)

7. Tense

8. Modals and Evidentials

Summary of Sections 1 - 8 of the Seminar

9. Information Structure, Word Order and Intonation

10. Polysynthesis in Nuu-chah-nulth and the Wakashan Language Family

Final Thoughts:
Ten Things that the Languages of the Pacific Northwest Have Shown Us