Publications

Articles and Book Chapters

Snoek, Conor. In preparation. Leg and Foot in Dene languages. In Mori, Angel and Mateus Carvahlo (eds.), Embodiment in Cross-Linguistic Studies: Foot/Leg. Leiden: Brill.
Snoek, Conor. Under review. Face in Dene languages. In Patillo, Kelsie (ed.), Embodiment in Cross-Linguistic Studies: The Face. Leiden: Brill.
Snoek, Conor, Michaela Stang, and Sally Rice. Forthcoming. “Linguistic Relationships between Apachean and Northern Athapaskan: On the possibility of ‘Eastern Athapaskan’.” In Ives, John W. and Joel Janetski (eds.), Promontory, Franktown, and Dismal River Symposium. Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press.
Genee, Inge and Conor Snoek. 2021. “Introduction”. In Crowshoe, Lisa, Inge Genee, Mahaliah Peddle, Joslin Smith, and Conor Snoek (eds.), Kannaitsitapi Matakoksoksisstsi’tsi’powa Oootsi’tsi’pohsowa: ‘All true people to gain a renewed interest in their language’, 1-14. Selected papers from the 25th Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium, June 7-9, 2018, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.
Snoek, Conor and Michaela Stang. 2016. “How similar are Athapaskan languages?” In Healy, Aubrey, Ricardo Napoleão de Souza, Pavlína Pešková, and Moses Allen (eds.), Proceedings of the 11th High Desert Linguistics Society Conference, 294-316. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Snoek, Conor, Dorothy Thunder, Kaidi Lõo, Jordan Lachler, Sjur Moshagen, Trond Trosterud, and Antti Arppe. 2014. “Modeling the Noun Morphology of Plains Cree”. Proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages, 34-42. Baltimore, Maryland.
Snoek, Conor. 2014. Technology Review: Gabmap – Dialect analysis on the web. Language Documentation & Conservation 8 (2014): 192-208.
Snoek, Conor and Christopher Cox. 2013. “Measuring linguistic distance in Athapaskan”. In Faytak, Matthew, Kelsey Neely, Matthew Goss, Erin Donnelly, Nicholas Baier, Jevon Heath, and John Merrill (eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Berkeley Linguistics Society Conference, 245-258. Berkeley, California.
Snoek, Conor. 2013. “Using semantically restricted word-lists to investigate relationships among Athapaskan Languages“. In Borin, Lars and Anju Saxena (eds.), Approaches to Measuring Linguistic Differences, Trends in Linguistics Studies and Monographs 265, 235-253. Germany: de Gruyter Mouton.
Snoek, Conor. 2011. “Irregular –im suffixation in Tok Pisin: exploratory methods in multivariate analysis”. In Newman, John, Baayen, Harald and Sally Rice (eds.) Corpus-based Studies in Language Use, Language Learning, and Language Documentation, 35-52. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi.
Snoek, Conor. 2011. “The Canadian Indigenous Languages and Literacy Development Institute and linguistic research”. Ethnoscripts 13 (2): 14-26.

Books & Edited Volumes

Crowshoe, Lisa, Inge Genee, Mahaliah Peddle, Joslin Smith, and Conor Snoek (eds.). 2021. Kannaitsitapi Matakoksoksisstsi’tsi’powa Oootsi’tsi’pohsowa: ‘All true people to gain a renewed interest in their language’. Selected papers from the 25th Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium, June 7-9, 2018, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Edmonton: Athabasca University Press.
Gualapuro, Santiago D. G., Jordan Lachler, Sean Burke, Conor Snoek, Michelle Garcia-Vega, Evan Lloyd, and Megan Bontogon. 2018. Kichwa English Shimiyuk Kamu Dictionary. Quito (EC): Universidad San Francisco de Quito.

Book Reviews

Snoek, Conor. 2018. Motivating the Symbolic: Towards a Cognitive Theory of the Linguistic Sign by Hubert Kowalewski. Linguists List.

Conference Presentations

Snoek, Conor. 2021 “Cognitive Cultural Models and Metonymic Lexicalization in Dene”. Society for Anthropological Sciences/Society for Applied Anthropology Conference, Norfolk 2021 (online).
Snoek, Conor and Sally Rice. 2019 “Metonymic Trends in Dene Ways of Speaking”. Dene Languages Conference, University of California Davis, California, July 6-7, 2019.
Snoek, Conor. 2018 “A Minor in Indigenous Language Revitalization at the University of Lethbridge”. Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium, Lethbridge, Canada, June 7-9.
Rice, Sally, Conor Snoek, and Michaela Stang. 2017 “When the Southwest is Really the Southeast: Re‐Thinking Linguistic Relationships Between Apachean and ‘Northern’ Athapaskan.” Special Session: The Dene Language Family in Prehistory Rocky Mountains Anthropological Conference, Canmore, AB, Canada, September 21.
Snoek, Conor and Jordan Lachler. 2017. “Towards a Best Practices Model in Skills-Training for Language Revitalization”. First International Conference on Revitalization of Indigenous and Minoritized Languages, Barcelona, Spain, April 19-20.
Rice, Sally, Conor Snoek and Michaela Stang. 2017. “Linguistic Relationships between the Apachean Subgroup and Northern Athapaskan”. Symposium: Implications of the Promontory, Dismal River, and Franktown Archaeological Records for Apachean Prehistory, Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, Canada, April 1.
Lachler, Jordan, Conor Snoek, and Layna Aschenmeier. 2017. “Fostering Emotional Resiliency in Language Revitalization: Training insights from social work and trauma recovery.” 5th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation. Honolulu, Hawai’i, March 2-5.
Snoek, Conor. 2015. “From ‘sight’ to ‘lightning’: On the cultural basis for metonymy”. “Familiar Strange” 114th Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Denver, USA, November 18-22.
Stang, Michaela, and Conor Snoek. 2014. “How similar are Athapaskan languages?” High Desert Linguistics Society Conference, Albuquerque, USA, November 13-15.
Snoek, Conor, Dorothy Thunder, and Antti Arppe. 2014. “Literacy and language learning tools for Plains Cree”. Prairies Workshop on Language and Linguistics, Brandon, Canada, March 1.
Snoek, Conor. 2013. “A Cognitive Linguistics approach to studying language relationships in Athapaskan”. 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Edmonton, Canada, June 23-28.
Snoek, Conor and Christopher Cox. 2013. “Dialectometric approaches to Dene language classification”. Dene (Athapaskan) Languages Conference, Tsuu T’ina Nation, Canada, June 12-14.
Snoek, Conor and Christopher Cox. 2012. “Measuring linguistic distance in Athapaskan”. Berkeley Linguistics Society 39th Annual Meeting, Berkeley, USA, February 16-17.
Snoek, Conor. 2012. “Visualizing dialect geography in Northern Athapaskan through kinship terms”. High Desert Linguistics Society Conference, Albuquerque, USA, November 1-3.
Snoek, Conor. 2012. “Historical Language Relationships and Lexicalization in Athapaskan”. Athapaskan (Dene) Languages Conference, Bellingham, USA, August 15-17.
Snoek, Conor. 2012. “Tendencies of Semantic Change in Athapaskan BEETs”. Conceptual Discourse, Structure and Language Conference,Vancouver, Canada, May17-20.
Snoek, Conor. 2012. “PACL: A database for linguistic research and language revitalization”. Alberta Graduate Conference. University of Alberta. Edmonton, Alberta, May 3-5. 
Snoek, Conor. 2011. “Semantically restricted wordlists: classifying Athapaskan Languages with semantic and phonetic data”. Workshop on Comparing Approaches to Measuring Linguistic Differences, Gothenburg, Sweden, October 24-25.
Snoek, Conor. 2011. “Tendencies of semantic change in Dene body-part, effluvia and ephemera terms”. Workshop on Cognitive and Usage-Based Approaches to Language, Edmonton, Canada, October 6.
Snoek, Conor. 2011. “Semantic differences in body-part, effluvia, and ephemera terms in Athapaskan“. The Body in Language: Lexicon, Metaphor, Grammar and Culture. Warsaw, Poland, October 21-22.
Snoek, Conor and Sally Rice. 2010. “Event metonymies in Northern Athapaskan”. Athapaskan (Dene) Languages Conference, Eugene, USA, June 26.
Snoek, Conor. 2009. “Variation in the occurrence of the transitive suffix in a corpus of Tok Pisin”. Conference of the American Association for Corpus Linguistics, Edmonton, Canada, October 8-11.
Snoek, Conor and Sally Rice. 2009. “Lexicalization patterns in body-part and effluvia terms in Athapaskan”. Workshop on American Indigenous Languages. Santa Barbara, USA, May 8-9.
Snoek, Conor. 2007 “Metonymic meaning extension: two case studies in Tok Pisin”. Conference of the International Cognitive Linguistics Association. Jagiellonian University. Krakow, Poland, July 15-20.
Snoek, Conor and Dagmara Dowbor. 2006. “Metonymy in a construction-based account of indirect speech acts”. Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, Munich, Germany, October 5-7.