Keren Rice

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University Professor and Chair of Linguistics (University of Toronto)

Rice, Keren. “Language Contact, Phonemic Inventories, and the Athapaskan Language Family”. Linguistic Typology 8.3 (2004): 321-343.


Rice, Keren. “Ethical Issues in Linguistic Fieldwork: An Overview”. Journal of Academic Ethics 4.1 (2006): 123-155.


Rice, Keren. “A Typology of Good Grammars”. Studies in Language 30.2(2006): 385.


Rice, Keren. “Markedness and Economy in a Derivational Model of Phonology”. Language 84.3 (2008): 622-626.


Rice, Keren. “On the Evolution of Activity Incorporates in Athabaskan Languages”. Diachronica 25.2 (2008): 262.


Rice, Keren. “Athabaskan Languages and Serial Founder Effects”. Linguistic Typology 15.2 (2011): 233.


Keren Rice was the first director of Indigenous Studies, back in the early 1990’s, and also the first director of the Centre for Indigenous Studies. She has been involved in research on Aboriginal languages for many years, focusing on the Dene language in the Northwest Territories. She compiled a grammar of Dene (also called Slavey) and a dictionary of one dialect, and has helped in the development of curriculum materials. She is currently involved in a community-based research project looking at language change in Dene through stories. She is the co-chair of the Council on Aboriginal Initiatives.