|Name Keren Rice|
|Books Morpheme order and semantic scope, A grammar of Slave|
fieldwork and community aspects of variation and change keren rice and ken hale
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.
- fieldwork and community aspects of variation and change keren rice and ken hale
- Awards and distinctions
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
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.