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Selected and introduced by Sarah Thomason, Editor of Language (1988–1994) and President of the LSA (2009)



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TABLE OF CONTENTS (PART ONE)

1. Leonard Bloomfield. 1925. On the sound system of Central Algonquian. Language 1(4).130–56. DOI: 10.2307/409540.

2. Melville Jacobs. 1932. Notes on the structure of Chinook Jargon. Language 8(1).27–50. DOI: 10.2307/409299.

3. Morris Swadesh. 1934. The phonetics of Chitimacha. Language 10(4).345–62. DOI: 10.2307/409490.

4. Benjamin Lee Whorf. 1936. The punctual and segmentative aspects of verbs in Hopi. Language 12(2).127–31. DOI: 10.2307/408755.

5. Franz Boas. 1937. Some traits of the Dakota language. Language 13(2).137–41. DOI: 10.2307/408719.

6. Edward Sapir. 1938. Glottalized continuants in Navaho, Nootka, and Kwakiutl (with a note on Indo-European). Language 14(4).248–74. DOI: 10.2307/409180.

7. Charles F. Hockett. 1939. Potawatomi syntax. Language 15(4).235–48. DOI: 10.2307/409107.

8. Mary R. Haas. 1944. Men’s and women’s speech in Koasati. Language 20(3).142–49. DOI: 10.2307/410153.

9. Eric P. Hamp. 1957. Stylistically modified allophones in Huichol. Language 33(2).139–42. DOI: 10.2307/410726.

10. Kenneth L. Pike. 1961. Compound affixes in Ocaina. Language 37(4).570–81. DOI: 10.2307/411359.

11. William H. Jacobsen, Jr. 1968. On the prehistory of Nez Perce vowel harmony. Language 44(4).819–29. DOI: 10.2307/411901.

12. Johanna Nichols. 1971. Diminutive consonant symbolism in western North America. Language 47(4).826–48. DOI: 10.2307/412159.

13. Paul Friedrich. 1971. Distinctive features and functional groups in Tarascan phonology. Language 47(4).849–65. DOI: 10.2307/412160.

14. Jane H. Hill and Kenneth C. Hill. 1978. Honorific usage in Modern Nahuatl: The expression of social distance and respect in the Nahuatl of the Malinche Volcano area. Language 54(1).123–55. DOI: 10.2307/413001.

15. Nancy C. Dorian. 1978. The fate of morphological complexity in language death: Evidence from East Sutherland Gaelic. Language 54(3).590–609. DOI: 10.2307/412788.

16. Peter Austin. 1981. Switch-reference in Australia. Language 57(2).309–34. DOI: 10.2307/413693.

17. Pamela Munro and Lynn Gordon. 1982. Syntactic relations in Western Muskogean: A typological perspective. Language 58(1).81–115. DOI: 10.2307/413532.

18. Sandra Chung. 1983. Transderivational relationships in Chamorro phonology. Language 59(1).35–66. DOI: 10.2307/414060.

19. Anthony C. Woodbury. 1987. Meaningful phonological processes: A consideration of Central Alaskan Yupik prosody. Language 63(4).685–740. DOI: 10.2307/415716.

20. Joan Bresnan and Sam A. Mchombo. 1987. Topic, pronoun, and agreement in Chicheŵa. Language 63(4).741–82. DOI: 10.2307/415717.

21. Marianne Mithun. 1991. Active/agentive case marking and its motivations. Language 67(3).510–46. DOI: 10.2307/415036.

22. Ken Hale, Michael Krauss, Lucille J. Watahomigie, Akira Y. Yamamoto, Colette Craig, LaVerne Masayesva Jeanne, and Nora C. England. 1992. Endangered languages. Language 68(1).1–42. DOI: 10.2307/416368.

23. Eloise Jelinek and Richard A. Demers. 1994. Predicates and pronominal arguments in Straits Salish. Language 70(4).697–736. DOI: 10.2307/416325.

24. Andrew Spencer. 1995. Incorporation in Chukchi. Language 71(3).439–89. DOI: 10.2307/416217.

25. Judith Aissen. 1997. On the syntax of obviation. Language 73(4).705–50. DOI: 10.2307/417324.

26. Lindsay J. Whaley, Lenore A. Grenoble, and Fengxiang Li. 1999. Revisiting Tungusic classification from the bottom up: A comparison of Evenki and Oroqen. Language 75(2).286–321. DOI: 10.2307/417262.