Questions on Facebook.

Rankin, Robert L. rankin at KU.EDU
Wed Jul 10 23:46:41 UTC 2013

Don't sweat the small stuff.  I'm just eager to make sure we don't spread ourselves out over more than one forum.  My linguistics is already splattered out over too many web sites, listserves, etc., etc.  I've avoided joining Facebook, Myspace, Linkedin, Researchgate and all the rest.  They ask for personal information that I've been reluctant to get into.  I don't suppose I have any business complaining, since I'm probably the only Siouanist other than Catherine with files in Moscow, Washington, Bucharest, Budapest, Belgrade and probably others dating from my work back in the '60s.  I just can't keep track of as much as I used to be able to; 16 Siouan languages is a gracious plenty, thank you very much.

From: Siouan Linguistics [SIOUAN at] on behalf of David Kaufman [dvkanth2010 at GMAIL.COM]
Sent: Wednesday, July 10, 2013 4:47 PM
Subject: Re: Questions on Facebook.


I'm not sure what Q & A you're talking about, but I have been corresponding a bit with members of the Tutelo-Saponi group who have a page on Facebook and are not on the Siouan List (and most of them probably would not feel comfortable being part of an academic list).  I have been responding to their questions about the Tutelo language (which is similar to Biloxi).  Other than this, I may have mentioned a few things regarding Kaw to Justin, whom I'm friends with on Facebook.  I have not been intentionally doing Q & A off the list in order not to involve other Siouanists - Facebook is a tool for communication and "friends" do tend to communicate back and forth on different topics, much of it not really appropriate for an academic list.


On Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 5:35 PM, Rankin, Robert L. <rankin at<mailto:rankin at>> wrote:
I understand that some of you guys are conducting Q & A about Kaw and/or other Siouan languages on Facebook.  Some of us are not on Facebook and therefore cannot access other peoples' Facebook pages.  Therefore I would greatly appreciate it if you could post your questions and comments on this list so we can all join in.  That is, after all, what it is for.



David Kaufman, Ph.C.
University of Kansas
Linguistic Anthropology
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