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Message 1: Obituary for Dale Kinkade

Date: 23-Dec-2004
From: Donna Gerdts <>
Subject: Obituary for Dale Kinkade

M. Dale Kinkade passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 19, 2004, 
after a long illness. 

Born July 18, 1933, in Hartline, Washington, Prof. Kinkade earned his 
BA and MA at the University of Washington, and PhD (1963) at Indiana 
University. He taught at the University of Kansas from 1964 to 1973 
and the University of British Columbia from 1973 until his retirement 
in 1998. 

Prof. Kinkade was known for his insightful and in-depth research on 
all aspects of Salish languages. His contributions include 
dictionaries on three Salish languages: Moses Columbia (1981), Upper 
Chehalis (1991), Cowlitz (to appear); over one hundred papers 
including regular contributions to the International Journal of 
American Linguistics, Anthropological Linguistics, and the Papers 
from the International Conference on Salishan and Neighboring 
Languages; several contributions to the Handbook of North American 
Indians (Volumes 7, 12, and 17); and several encyclopaedia and other 
general articles. He was a long-time member of AAA, LSA, and SSILA. 

For a list of his publications, see Jan van Eijk's Salish bibliography: 

Prof. Kinkade was recently honored by the presentation of a 
festschrift. For information on this volume and his monographs, go to 

Prof. Kinkade was always supportive of other scholars in their 
efforts to work on endangered languages. He generously shared his 
data and ideas. He will continue to aid young scholars through his 
generous bequest to the Jacobs Fund, on whose board he served for 
many years. 

Those wishing to honor Dale Kinkade and his work are encouraged to 
make a contribution in his name to the Jacobs Fund of the Whatcom 
Museum Foundation, 121 Prospect St., Bellingham, WA 98225.

Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable

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