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] on behalf of Mark Awakuni-Swetland [mawakuni-swetland2 at UNL.EDU]
Sent: Sunday, November 10, 2013 10:36 AM
Subject: Seeking a grad student

Aloha all,

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.


Mark Awakuni-Swetland

mawakuni-swetland2 at

Catherin Rudin

CaRudin1 at

Mark Awakuni-Swetland, Ph.D.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Anthropology/Ethnic Studies
Native American Studies Program Liaison
Oldfather Hall 841
Lincoln, NE 68588-0368

mawakuni-swetland2 at<mailto:mawakuni-swetland2 at><http://omahaponca.unl.edup>

"TTenixa uqpathe egoN" a winisi akHa.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the Siouan mailing list