Wallace Chafe

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Publications on the Seneca Language

1959.   Internal Reconstruction in Seneca. Language 35: 477-495. 


            The Classification of Morphs in Seneca. Anthropological Linguistics 1(5): 1-6.


1960.   Seneca Morphology. International Journal of American Linguistics 26: 11-22, 123-129, 224-233, 283-289.


1961.   Seneca Morphology. International Journal of American Linguistics 27: 42-45, 114-118, 223-225, 320-328.


            Seneca Thanksgiving Rituals. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 183.


            Comment on Anthony F.C. Wallace, Cultural Composition of the Handsome Lake Religion. Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 180: 153-157.  


1963.   Handbook of the Seneca Language. New York State Museum Bulletin 388.   


1964.   Linguistic Evidence for the Relative Age of Iroquois Religious Practices. Southwestern Journal of Anthropology 20: 278-285.


1967.   Seneca Morphology and Dictionary. Smithsonian Contributions to      Anthropology 4. Washington: Smithsonian Press.


1980.   Seneca Texts. In Marianne ­Mithun and Hanni Woodbury (eds.), Northern Iroquoian Texts, 45-55, 96-103, 143-148.­ International Journal of American Linguistics Native American Text Series 4.


1981.   Differences between Colloquial and Ritual Seneca, or How Oral Literature is Literary. In Wallace Chafe, Alice Schlichter and Leanne Hinton (eds.), Reports from the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, No. 1. 131-145.


1983.   Seneca Language Dictionary. Seneca Bilingual Education Program, Salamanca, New York.


1985.   Information Flow in Seneca and English.­ In Mary Niepokuj, Mary Van Clay, Vassiliki Nikiforidou, and Deborah Feder (eds.), Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, 14-24.


1993.   Seneca Speaking Styles and the Location of Authority.­ In Jane H. Hill and Judith T. Irvine (eds.), Responsibility and Evidence in Oral Discourse, 72-87.­ Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


1996.   Sketch of Seneca, an Iroquoian Language. In William C. Sturtevant (ed.), Handbook of North American Indians. Vol. 17, Languages, 225-253. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution.


1998.   How a Historical Linguist and a Native Speaker Understand a Complex Morphology. In Monika S. Schmid, Jennifer R. Austin, and Dieter Stein (eds.), Historical Linguistics 1997: Selected Papers from the 13th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Düsseldorf, 10-17 August 1997, 101-116. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins.


            Polysynthetic Puns. In Leanne Hinton and Pamela Munro (eds.), Studies in American Indian Languages: Description and Theory, 187-189.  University of California Publications in Linguistics, Vol. 131. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.


            Verb Artistry in a Seneca Folktale. Proceedings from the First Workshop on American Indigenous Languages. Santa Barbara Papers in Linguistics 8: 42-56.


2003.   Discourse Effects of Polysynthesis. In Carol Lynn Moder and Aida Martinovic-Zic (eds.), Discourse Across Languages and Cultures, 37-52. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.


            The Translation Paradox. In Nicole Baumgarten, Claudia Böttger, Markus Motz, and Julia Probst (eds.), Übersetzen, Interkulturelle Kommunikation, Spracherwerb und Sprachvermittlung: das Leben mit mehreren Sprachen. Festschrift für Juliane House zum 60. Geburtstag, 57-66. Online at http://www.spz.tu-darmstadt.de/projekt_ejournal/jg-08-2-3/beitrag/Chafe1.htm. Or at http://www.spz.tu-darmstadt.de/projekt_ejournal/jg-08-2-3/docs/Chafe.pdf.


2004.  Discourse Effects of Polysynthesis. In Carol Lynn Moder and Aida Martinovic-Zic (eds.), Discourse Across

            Languages and Cultures, 37-52. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

            Seneca Creation Story. In Brian Swann (ed.), Voices from Four Directions: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America, 515-531. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

 2007.  Contributions regarding Seneca language, culture, and history to Cynthia DeFelice, The Ghost of Poplar Point (a children's book). New York: Farrar, Straus & Geroux.