LINGUIST List 12.2518

Wed Oct 10 2001

All: Obituary, Ken Hale

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  • Peggy Speas, Ken Hale

    Message 1: Ken Hale

    Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 09:34:52 -0400
    From: Peggy Speas <pspeaslinguist.umass.edu>
    Subject: Ken Hale


    It is with great sorrow that I report that our beloved mentor Ken Hale passed away on October 8, at his home in Lexington, MA. There will be a memorial service on November 1, at 2pm, in the Wong Auditorium, Tang Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA. Ken had asked that any donations in his memory be made to the Navajo Language Academy. The NLA is an organization of Navajo scholars who were trained and inspired by Ken. It is dedicated to various educational activities designed to help Navajo bilingual teachers in their efforts to maintain the Navajo Language. Checks made out to the Navajo Language Academy, Inc. may be sent to Peggy Speas, Treasurer, c/o Dept. of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003.