Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The Dene-Yeniseian Connection
The current issue (Volume 5, New Series) of the Anthropological Papers of the University of Alaska (APUA) is titled The Dene-Yeniseian Connection. The editors are James Kari and Ben Potter. This 369-page volume contains 18 the papers from the Feb. 26-29, 2008 Symposium in Alaska plus several contributed papers. The 67-page lead article by Edward J. Vajda (Western Washington University) presents extensive evidence for Dene-Yeniseian. Accompanying Vajda’s paper are primary data on Na-Dene historical phonology by Jeff Leer, along with critiques by several linguistic specialists and articles on a range of topics (archaeology, prehistory, ethnogeography, genetics, kinship, folklore) by experts in these fields. For the Table of Contents and ordering information go to www.uaf.edu/anthro/apua.