American linguistics has a tradition of finding unique and important insights from studies of Native American languages, often leading to innovations in current theories. At the same time, research on Native languages has been enhanced by the perspectives of modern theory. Theoretical Perspectives on Native American Languages extends this tradition by presenting original analyses of aspects of six Native languages of Canada|Algonquin, Athapaskan, Eskimo, Iroquoian, Salishan, and Siouan. Addressing problems relevant to phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics, the authors make both descriptive and theoretical contributions by presenting data that has not been previously published or treated from the viewpoint of contemporary theory. Donna B. Gerdts is in the Department of Linguistics at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Karin Michelson is in the Department of Linguistics at Harvard University.