15.3588, All: Obituary for Dale Kinkade

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Date: 23-Dec-2004
From: Donna Gerdts < gerdts at sfu.ca >
Subject: Obituary for Dale Kinkade

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Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 19:45:53
From: Donna Gerdts < gerdts at sfu.ca >
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.


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