This collection of articles on stress and tone in various Athabaskan languages will interest theoretical linguists and historically oriented linguists alike. The volume brings to light new data on the phonetics and/or phonology of prosody (stress, tone, intonation) in various Athabaskan languages, Chiricahua Apache, Dene Soun'line, Jicarilla Apache, Sekani, Slave, Tahltan, Tanacross, Western Apache, and Witsuwit'en. As well, some contributions describe how prosody is to be reconstructed for Proto-Athabaskan, and how it evolved in some of the daughter languages.
1. Contributors; 2. Acknowledgments; 3. Introduction (by Rice, Keren); 4. Part I. TONE; 5. The historical development of tone: A pan-Athabaskan perspective on the phonology; 6. Preface to Michael Krauss' article (by Rice, Keren); 7. Athabaskan Tone (1979) (by Krauss, Michael E.); 8. The historical development of tone: A phonetic perspective; 9. The Phonetics of Athabaskan Tonogenesis (by Kingston, John); 10. Case Studies; 11. On Tone and Length in Taltan (Northern Athabaskan) (by Alderete, John); 12. The Tonology of the Western Apache Noun Stem (by Reuse, Willem J. de); 13. Properties of Tone in Dene Soun'line (by Gessner, Suzanne); 14. Pitch, Tone and Intonation in Tanacross (by Holton, Gary); 15. Part II. PROMINENCE BEYOND TONE; 16. A pan-Athabaskan perspective on stress; 17. How stress shapes the stem-suffix complex in Athabaskan (by Leer, Jeff); 18. Case Studies; 19. Duration, Intonation and Prominence in Apache (by Tuttle, Siri G.); 20. Prominence and the verb stem in Slave (Hare) (by Rice, Keren); 21. A Corpus-based Approach to Tahltan Stress (by Alderete, John); 22. Prosody in two Athabaskan languages of northern British Columbia (by Hargus, Sharon); 23. Index