Amy Dahlstrom

Amy Dahlstrom

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Linguistics and Humanities Collegiate Division.
Rosenwald 224B
(773) 854-9910

My research is on American Indian languages, especially the Algonquian languages Fox (Mesquakie) and Cree, examining issues of morphology, syntax, and discourse-pragmatic relations. The theoretical framework I use in my syntactic and morphosyntactic work is Lexical Functional Grammar: see, for example, my 1991 book Plains Cree Morphosyntax, published by Garland. A second book, Morphology and Syntax of the Fox (Mesquakie) Language, is being revised for the Cambridge series of grammatical descriptions. For discussion of a more specific problem in morphology, see my 1997 article on 'Fox (Mesquakie) Reduplication' in the International Journal of American Linguistics.

Recent Publications 
  • The Syntax of Algonquian Ethnopoetics. Papers of the Algonquian Conference/Actes du congres des algonquinistes, 2006, 37, 131-147.
  • Warrior Powers from an Underwater Spirit: Cultural and Linguistic Aspects of an Illustrated Meskwaki Text. Anthropological Linguistics, 2003, 45, 1, spring, 1-56.
  • Morphosyntactic Mismatches in Algonquian: Affixal Predicates and Discontinuous Verbs. Papers from the Regional Meetings, Chicago Linguistic Society, 2000, 36(2), 63-87.
  • Fox (Mesquakie) Reduplication. International Journal of American Linguistics, 1997, 63, 2, Apr, 205-226.
Education 
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1986.