Linguistics at Manitoba: D.H. Pentland

David H. Pentland

[Linguistics and Anthropology]
B.A.(Hons.) 1968, University of Manitoba
M.A. 1972, Ph.D. 1979, University of Toronto

Historical and comparative linguistics, dialectology, lexicology, philological methods; language and culture, ethnohistory, prehistory; Algonquian, Indoeuropean.

Linguistics Department
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 5V5

telephone (204) 474-9187
fax (204) 474-7671
e-mail: David_Pentland@UMANITOBA.CA

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A bibliography of Algonquian linguistics. D.H. Pentland, C.D. Ellis, C.A. Simpson & H.C. Wolfart.
University of Manitoba Anthropology Papers 11, 1974.

Cartographic concepts of the northern Algonquians.
Canadian Cartographer 12:149-160, 1975.

Diminutive consonant symbolism in Algonquian.
W. Cowan, ed., Papers of the Sixth Algonquian Conference, 1974, 237-252. National Museum of Man Mercury Series, Canadian Ethnology Service Paper 23. Ottawa: National Museums of Canada, 1975.

Proto-Algonquian word list.
Toronto: the author, 1975.

In defence of Edward Umfreville.
W. Cowan, ed., Papers of the Seventh Algonquian Conference, 62-104. Ottawa: Carleton University, 1976.

Nêhiyawasinahikêwin: A standard orthography for the Cree language.
Regina: Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, 1977.
reprinted, Saskatoon: Saskatchewan Indian Cultural College, 1979;
revised editions, Calgary: Department of Linguistics, University of Calgary, 1978;
Saskatoon: Saskatchewan Indian Cultural College, 1982;
Slave Lake: Alberta Vocational College – Lesser Slave Lake, 1990.

Proto-Algonquian *št.
International Journal of American Linguistics 43:225-226, 1977.

Proto-Algonquian [glottal] stop clusters in Cree-Montagnais.
International Journal of American Linguistics 43:154-156, 1977.

A historical overview of Cree dialects.
W. Cowan, ed., Papers of the Ninth Algonquian Conference, 104-126. Ottawa: Carleton University, 1978.

Cree reflexes of Proto-Algonquian *sk.
Algonquian Linguistics 4:16-18, 1978.

Proto-Algonquian *sk in Woods Cree.
E.-D. Cook & J.D. Kaye, eds., Linguistic studies of native Canada, 189-202. Lisse: Peter de Ridder Press / Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1978.

Audibility of the aurora borealis.
The Musk-Ox 22:65-66, 1978.

An early Iroquoian loanword in Algonquian.
Algonquian Linguistics 4:27-29, 1979.

Causes of rapid phonological change: The case of Atsina and its relatives.
Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics 5:99-137, 1979.

The standard orthography for Cree and Ojibwa place names.
Atelier sur l'écriture des noms de lieux amérindiens, Documents, 173-185. Québec: Commission de toponymie, 1979.

Does "Eastern Algonquian" really exist?
Algonquian Linguistics 4:36-41, 1979.

The "Bowrey" dictionary and Henry Kelsey [H.C. Wolfart & D.H. Pentland].
W. Cowan, ed., Papers of the Tenth Algonquian Conference. 37-42. Ottawa: Carleton University, 1979.

A stray number system in Swampy Cree.
Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics 6:8-9, 1981.

From French to Cree: Fur trade relicts in the Northwest [abstract].
Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics 6:26, 1981.

The Proto-Algonquian word for ‘corn’.
Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics 6:35-37, 1981.

[review of] Papers of the Eleventh Algonquian Conference, ed. by W. Cowan, 1980.
Canadian Journal of Linguistics 26:239-241, 1981.

Synonymy: Montagnais-Naskapi, East Main Cree, Attikamek (Tête de Boule), West Main Cree, Northern Ojibwa, Saulteaux of Lake Winnipeg, Western Woods Cree.
W.C. Sturtevant, ed., Handbook of North American Indians, 6:185-187, 205-206, 213-216, 227-230, 240-242, 254-255, 267-270. Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1981.

Bibliography of Algonquian linguistics. By D.H. Pentland & H.C. Wolfart.
Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1982.

French loanwords in Cree.
J.E. McLaughlin & J.L. Vantine, eds., Studies in Native American linguistics. Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics 7:105-118, 1982.

A note on the publishing history of Pacifique's 'Micmac Messenger'.
Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics 8:18-19, 1983.

Proto-Algonquian c and [š].
W. Cowan, réd., Actes du Quatorzième Congrès des Algonquinistes, 379-396. Ottawa: Carleton University, 1983.

[review of] North-West River (Sheshâtshît) Montagnais: A grammatical sketch, by S. Clarke, 1982.
Canadian Journal of Linguistics 29:88-92, 1984.

New modes in Old Ojibwa.
Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics 9:11-17, 1984.

The Rossville Mission dialect of Cree: Egerton Ryerson Young's 1872 vocabulary.
H.C. Wolfart, ed., Essays in Algonquian bibliography in honour of V.M. Dechene, 23-45. Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics, Memoir 1, 1984.

The Proto-Algonquian word for 'sun'.
International Journal of American Linguistics 51:534-536, 1985.

The Ashkee Indians.
W. Cowan, ed., Papers of the Sixteenth Algonquian Conference, 151-160. Ottawa: Carleton University, 1985.

Les origines du cri-montagnais [résumé].
Jocelyne Séguin et Toby Morantz, La synthèse archéologique et ethnohistorique du Complexe La Grande, 413-418. Val d’Or, Québec: Administration Régionale Crie, 1985.

The linguistic background of Cree-Montagnais.
Jocelyne Séguin et Toby Morantz, La synthèse archéologique et ethnohistorique du Complexe La Grande, 591-604. Val d’Or, Québec: Administration Régionale Crie, 1985.

More new modes in Old Ojibwa.
Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics 13:47-51, 1988.

Reconstructing Algonquian social organization [abstract].
Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics 14:34, 1989.

Henry Kelsey's Christmas message, 1696.
H.C. Wolfart, ed., Linguistic studies presented to John L. Finlay, 127-138. Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics, Memoir 8, 1991.

The Proto-Algonquian dictionary.
Horizons 1.2:45-46. Winnipeg, 1991.

Mahican historical phonology.
C. Masthay, ed., Schmick's Mahican Dictionary, 15-27. American Philosophical Society, Memoir 197. Philadelphia, 1991.

[review of] Blackfoot dictionary of stems, roots, and affixes, by D.G. Frantz & N.J. Russell, 1989.
Canadian Journal of Native Studies 11:168-171, 1991.

North American languages of Canada, 1534-1900.
Facsimile, no. 10, pp. 5-16. Ottawa, 1993.
translated as 'Les langues nord-américaines du Canada, de 1534 à 1900', Fac-similé, no. 10, pp. 5-16. Ottawa, 1993.

Algonquian.
R.E. Asher & J.M.Y. Simpson, eds., Encyclopedia of language and linguistics, 1:70-71. Oxford: Pergamon Press, 1994.

[review of] Blackfoot grammar, by D.G. Frantz, 1993.
Canadian Ethnic Studies 26(2):164-165, 1994.

An obsolete Ojibwa kinship term.
Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics 20:28-29, 1995.

Papers of the Twenty-Sixth Algonquian Conference. Edited by D.H. Pentland.
Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 1995.

An Ottawa letter to the Algonquin chiefs at Oka.
J.S.H. Brown & E. Vibert, eds., Reading beyond words: Contexts for Native history, 261-279. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 1996.

Nelson Canadian dictionary of the English language.
[linguists: P.A. Reich, T.K. Pratt, R.L. Fisher, D.H. Pentland, A. Bourret]
Toronto: ITP Nelson, 1996.

Verbs of precipitation in Algonquian.
J.D. Nichols & A.C. Ogg, eds., nikotwâsik iskwâhtêm, pâskihtêpayih! Studies in honour of H.C. Wolfart, 337-354.
Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics, Memoir 13, 1996.

Cree language [Freda Ahenakew & D.H. Pentland].
F.E. Hoxie, ed., Encyclopedia of the American Indian, 145-146. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin, 1996.

Papers of the Twenty-Seventh Algonquian Conference. Edited by D.H. Pentland.
Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 1996.

Papers of the Twenty-Eighth Algonquian Conference. Edited by D.H. Pentland.
Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 1997.

Papers of the Twenty-Ninth Algonquian Conference. Edited by D.H. Pentland.
Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 1998 [in press].

Naming the nations in seventeenth-century New France. De-Centring the Renaissance: Canada and Europe in multi-disciplinary perspective, 76-83.
Toronto: Victoria University.

The contribution of Mary R. Haas to Algonquian studies. Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics 21:42-44, 1996.

[Review of] Principles and methods in historical phonology: from Proto-Algonkian to Arapaho, by Marc Picard, 1994. Diachronica 14:383-386, 1997.

The southern Algonquians and their neighbours. D.H. Pentland, ed., Papers of the Twenty-Seventh algonquian Conference, 224-237.
Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 1996.

In memoriam Frank T. Siebert, Jr. Algonquian and Iroquoian Linguistics 23:3-4, 1998.

Initial *s > n in Arapaho-Atsina. Diachronica 15:309-321, 1998.

Cree asikan 'sock': Menominee asêkan 'blade of grass'. International Journal of American Linguistics 64:394-397, 1998.

Lectures / Conference Papers

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Cree-Montagnais dialectology and historical phonology.
Canadian Linguistic Association, Toronto, 1974.

The collection and analysis of Amerindian place names.
Canadian Institute of Onomastic Sciences, Toronto, 1974.

Diminutive consonant symbolism in Algonquian.
Sixth Algonquian Conference, Ottawa, 1974.

In defence of Edward Umfreville.
Seventh Algonquian Conference, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, 1975.

A historical overview of Cree-Montagnais dialects.
Ninth Algonquian Conference, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1977.

Algonquian languages of eastern Canada and prehistory.
Canadian Archaeological Association, Québec, 1978.

The "Bowrey" dictionary and Henry Kelsey [H.C. Wolfart & D.H. Pentland].
Tenth Algonquian Conference, Fredericton, New Brunswick, 1978.

Causes of rapid phonological change: The case of Atsina and its relatives.
Canadian Linguistic Association, Saskatoon, 1979.

Loss and retention of lexical items: The bear taboo in Algonquian.
43rd International Congress of Americanists, Vancouver, 1979.

A re-examination of Proto-Algonquian.
Eleventh Algonquian Conference, Ottawa, 1979.

Preliminary report on "Historical and Comparative Dictionary of the Algonquian Languages".
Lexicography Session, Eleventh Algonquian Conference, Ottawa, 1979.

The rate of phonological change.
Linguistics Colloquium, University of Manitoba, 1979.

The classification of eastern Algonquian languages.
Twelfth Algonquian Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1980.

The location and culture of the Proto-Algonquians.
Thirteenth Algonquian Conference, Toronto, 1981.

From French to Cree: Fur trade relicts in the Northwest.
Linguistics Colloquium, University of Manitoba, 1981.

One language's war with opacity: The historical phonology of Cheyenne.
Canadian Linguistic Association, Ottawa, 1982.

Proto-Algonquian c and [š].
Fourteenth Algonquian Conference, Québec, 1982.

The native languages of Manitoba, then and now.
Symposium on Linguistics in Manitoba: The First Three Centuries, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, 1982.

Notes on Old Ojibwa.
Fifteenth Algonquian Conference, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1983.

Glottalized sonorants in Algonquian.
Linguistic Society of America, Minneapolis, 1983.

The role of philology in modern linguistics.
Linguistics Colloquium, University of Manitoba, 1984.

The bipartite negative construction: Two cases of morphological borrowing? [R.T. Carter & D.H. Pentland].
Fourth Conference on Siouan and Caddoan Linguistics, Winnipeg, 1984.

The Ashkee Indians.
Sixteenth Algonquian Conference, Duluth, Minnesota, 1984.

From the Volga to the Indus: The linguistic prehistory of Sanskrit.
Linguistics Colloquium, University of Manitoba, 1985.

Métchif and Bungi: Languages of the fur trade.
Voices of Rupert's Land: Public Lectures on Language and Culture in Early Manitoba, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 1985.

"They talk the same as us": Boundaries among the northern Algonquians.
Dix-septième Congrès des Algonquinistes, Montréal, 1985.

The northern plains as a linguistic area.
Conference on Linguistic Variability on the Northern Plains, Winnipeg, 1986.

Problems in the use of onomastic data to determine linguistic boundaries.
Canadian Society for the Study of Names, Winnipeg, 1986.

Names as data in historical dialect studies.
Eighteenth Algonquian Conference, Winnipeg, 1986.

Glottalized consonants in Pre-Proto-Algonquian.
Nineteenth Algonquian Conference, Washington, 1987.

Principles of orthographies.
Indian Language Instructor’s Workshop, Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre, Saskatoon, 1988.

Reconstructing Algonquian social organization.
Linguistics Colloquium, University of Manitoba, 1989.

Southern Algonquian languages.
The Southern Algonquians: A Symposium on the Native American Chiefdoms of the Middle Atlantic Tidewater, Greenville, North Carolina, 1991.

Southern Algonquian origins: The linguistic evidence.
Twenty-Third Algonquian Conference, London, Ontario, 1991.

Eastern Algonquian linguistic history: Palatalization in Narragansett.
Linguistics Colloquium, University of Manitoba, 1992.

Algonquian historical linguistics.
Heritage '92: Projects, Programs and Progress [panel discussion], Manitoba Archaeological Society, Winnipeg, 1992.

Palatalization in Narragansett.
Twenty-Fourth Algonquian Conference, Ottawa, 1992.

Before Proto-Algonquian: Shifting language loyalties in the Archaic Northeast.
Linguistics and Anthropology Colloquium, University of Manitoba, 1993.

'Sun', 'moon', and pre-Algonquian languages in the Northeast.
Twenty-Fifth Algonquian Conference, Montréal, 1993.

The southern Algonquians and their neighbours.
Twenty-Seventh Algonquian Conference, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 1995.

Naming the nations in 17th-century New France.
De-Centring the Renaissance: Canada and Europe in Multi-disciplinary Perspective 1350-1700, University of Toronto, 1996.

Natural sound change and the history of Arapaho.
Linguistics Colloquium, University of Manitoba, 1996.

Back umlaut in Arapaho.
Twenty-Eighth Algonquian Conference, Toronto, 1996.

The morphology of the Algonquian independent order.
Thirtieth Algonquian Conference, Burlington, Mass., 1998.

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