The presentation discusses the hypothesis that Yeniseian, a language family
of Central Siberia, is genealogically related to the North American Na-Dene
family. Phonological evidence includes systematic sound correspondences
involving consonants and vowels, as well as tones. Morphological evidence
involves homologies in finite verb affixes, a shared instrumental suffix in the
noun system, and a cognate pattern for forming action nominals from verb stems.
Parallel evidence for the Dene-Yeniseian connection from human genetics,
ethnography and archaeology is also presented.