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Colloquium Speaker Series: An Overview of the Miami-Illinois Language

233 Gatton College of B&E
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):
David Costa (Miami University-Ohio)

In this presentation, David Costa will provide an introduction to MiamiIllinois, an Algonquian language of Indiana and Illinois. Costa will first discuss the geographic setting of Miami-Illinois and its place with Algonquian, following with an overview of the data sources on the language. He will also provide a brief sketch of the phonology of the Miami-Illinois, and, time permitting, finish with a discussion of some of the more notable grammatical features of the language, such as animacy, transitivity, pro-drop, obviation, and basic word order

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