The Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas

Category: In Memoriam

Alice Anderton (1949-2016)

SSILA mourns the loss of an important scholar and activist, Alice Anderton. Alice received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from UCLA in 1988, and her dissertation was entitled The language of the Kitanemuks of California. She published primarily on Uto-Aztecan languages (Kitanemuk, Comanche), but was active in advocacy for native languages in general, and Oklahoma languages […]

Hans-Jürgen Sasse (1943-2015)

SSILA was sorry to hear of the death of Hans-Jürgen Sasse on Jan 14, 2015. Sasse studied Linguistics, Indo-European, Semitics and Balkanology in Berlin, Thessaloniki and Munich. He was awarded a Ph.D. in 1970 in Munich by the Department of Semitic Languages for his dissertation Linguistische Analyse des arabischen Dialekts der Mhallamiye in der Provinz Mardin […]

President Emmon Bach

SSILA President Emmon Bach passed away November 28, 2014, at his home in Oxford.  His funeral will take place at 11.15 on Saturday, 13 December at St John’s Chapel, Oxford Crematorium, Bayswater Rd, Headington, Oxford OX3 9RZ. Some of the many remembrances of his life appearing in online communities are these: u mass link […]

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