Seeking a grad student
Rankin, Robert L.
rankin at KU.EDU
Sun Nov 10 17:10:20 UTC 2013
Having worked my way through the Dorsey Quapaw and Kansa (Kaw) lexical files over a period of 30 or so years, let me second your statement that this is a really fantastic opportunity for some young scholar looking for a research topic. The dictionaries I've worked with are all less than a fifth the size and scope of the Dorsey Omaha and Ponca database. There are several lifetimes of research subjects here. Mark and Catherine's project(s) are exceptionally important for Siouan linguistics generally and Dhegiha linguistics in particular.
From: Siouan Linguistics [SIOUAN at listserv.unl.edu] on behalf of Mark Awakuni-Swetland [mawakuni-swetland2 at UNL.EDU]
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2013 10:36 AM
To: SIOUAN at listserv.unl.edu
Subject: Seeking a grad student
Sitting in the OPDD project office with Catherine Rudin.
We are brainstorming the next steps in the future of the Omaha and Ponca Digital Dictionary project.
We are contemplating applying for one or more smaller grants targeting work on 1) field work/field checking the ~15k lexemes in JOD's slip file, and 2) performing morphological analysis on the entries.
This is a preliminary call for participants in this work.
We are looking for some help especially on Goal #2.
Does anyone on the list know of a graduate student in linguistics looking for a fantastic dissertation opportunity? Knowledge of Siouan languages would be a plus.
We would want to connect with interested candidates and have the ability to write him/her into the grant application.
Please circulate this inquiry to your students and encourage them to contact me and Co-PI Catherine.
mawakuni-swetland2 at unl.edu
CaRudin1 at wsc.edu
Mark Awakuni-Swetland, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Native American Studies Program Liaison
Oldfather Hall 841
Lincoln, NE 68588-0368
mawakuni-swetland2 at unl.edu<mailto:mawakuni-swetland2 at unl.edu>
"TTenixa uqpathe egoN" a winisi akHa.
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