Linguistics Department

Professor Pattie Epps to be Honored with the Kenneth L. Hale Award by the Linguistic Society of America

Wed, October 16, 2019
Professor Pattie Epps to be Honored with the Kenneth L. Hale Award by the Linguistic Society of America

At its January 2020 meeting in New Orleans, the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) will award the Kenneth L. Hale prize to our colleague Professor Pattie Epps. This award recognizes outstanding work in documenting a particular language or language family. On their website, the LSA says that:

"The Kenneth L. Hale Award, established in 2002, recognizes scholars who have done outstanding work on the documentation of a particular language or family of languages that is endangered or no longer spoken. This award is given in recognition of Professor Patience Epps's contributions to Hup, Dâw, and the other fragile and little-studied Nadahup languages of Brazil’s Upper Rio Negro basin. Her work in Nadahup communities, ongoing since 2001, has yielded educational and literary materials in community languages, a major grammar, extensive digital archives, and numerous articles. She exemplifies the spirit of Ken Hale’s work by using language documentation to address broad social, cultural, historical, typological, and theoretical issues that transcend the boundaries of her own fieldwork and by ensuring that her research is always guided by an ongoing commitment to, and collaboration with, her host communities."

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