In the light of Bob Rankin’s Dhegiha work, this paper examines some of the earliest recorded material on Kanza and Osage, collected and transcribed by the naturalist Samuel Stehman Haldeman in an alphabet of his own devising (Haldeman 1859; 1860). Although his transcriptions fail to capture many crucial phonetic and phonemic distinctions, they are useful as records of earlier and more conservative forms of these languages.
|Title of host publication||Advances in the study of siouan languages and linguistics|
|Editors||Catherine Rudin, Bryan. J Gordon|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Publisher||Language Science Press|
|Publication status||Published - 18 May 2016|
|Name||Studies in Diversity Linguistics|
Grant, A. (2016). A forgotten figure in Siouan and Caddoan linguistics: Samuel Stehman Haldeman. In C. Rudin, & B. J. Gordon (Eds.), Advances in the study of siouan languages and linguistics (pp. 103-114). (Studies in Diversity Linguistics). Language Science Press. https://doi.org/10.17169/langsci.b94.118