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Keren Rice (born 1949) is a Canadian linguist. She earned her PhD in 1976. She is a professor of linguistics and serves as the Director of the Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives at the University of Toronto. She specializes in research on Slavey, a language spoken in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Well known for her work in both theoretical and Native American linguistics, Rice is working on a comparative grammar of Athapaskan languages that will detail the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics as well as the lexicon of these languages. In addition, as a Canadian Research Chair, she researches markedness, contrast and complexity in phonology. On this topic she is working on a book to evaluate the diagnostics that have been proposed to determine markedness (giving special attention to frequency, implication and neutralization) and to examine phonological patterning.

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Rice served as president of the Canadian Linguistic Association from 1998 to 2002 and served as the president of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) in 2012.

Awards and distinctions

  • Rice was elected as a fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science in 2005.
  • From 2002 to 2008 she served on the board of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), a granting agency of the federal government of Canada.
  • In 2011 she received the Killam Prize, given annually to five of Canada's finest academics for their career achievements in fields of scientific and scholastic research.
  • In 2013 she won the National Achievement Award from the Canadian Linguistic Association for outstanding contributions to the field of linguistics.
  • In 2013 she was appointed by the Governor General of Canada as an Officer in the Order of Canada, which is one of Canada's highest civilian honors.
  • In 2015 Rice received the Pierre Chauveau medal of the Royal Society of Canada, awarded for her continued contributions as a scholar, including her extensive work in language documentation, activism, and theoretical linguistics.
  • Publications

    1977. Hare Noun Dictionary. Ottawa: Northern Social Research Division, Department of Indian and Northern Affairs.

    1989. E. Cook and K. Rice, (eds.) Athapaskan Linguistics: Current Perspectives on a Language Family. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

    1989. A Grammar of Slave. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

    1992. "On deriving sonority: a structural account of sonority relationships." Phonology 9: 61—99.

    1993. "A reexamination of the feature [sonorant]: the status of 'sonorant obstruents'." Language 69: 308–344.

    1996. "Default variability: The coronal-velar relationship." Natural Language and Linguistic Theory.

    2000. Morpheme Order and Semantic Scope: Word Formation in the Athapaskan Verb. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    2006. "Ethical issues in linguistic fieldwork: An overview." Journal of Academic Ethics.

    References

    Keren Rice Wikipedia


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