Mary Rosamund Haas (January 12, 1910 - d. Events 475 - Basiliscus becomes Byzantine Emperor, with a coronation ceremony in the Hebdomon palace in Constantinople Year 1910 ( MCMX) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting May 17, 1996) was an American linguist who specialized in North American Indian languages, Thai, and historical linguistics. Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Linguistics is the scientific study of Language, encompassing a number of sub-fields Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States Thai (th ภาษาไทย, transcription: phasa thai, transliteration:; pʰāːsǎːtʰāj is the national and Historical linguistics (also called diachronic linguistics) is the study of language change
Haas attended high school in Richmond, Indiana, and later Earlham College. Richmond (ˈrɪtʃmənd is a city in Wayne Township, Wayne County, in east central Indiana, which borders Ohio. For other places with the same name see Earlham (disambiguation. At the University of Chicago she undertook graduate work on comparative philology. The University of Chicago is a Private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Comparative linguistics (originally comparative Philology) is a branch of Historical linguistics that is concerned with comparing languages in order to Her first published paper, A Visit to the Other World, a Nitinat Text, a collaboration with Morris Swadesh (to whom she would later be married for a time), was published in 1933. Nitinaht (also Nitinat, Ditidaht, Southern Nootkan) is a South Wakashan (Nootkan language spoken on the southern part of Vancouver Island. Morris Swadesh ( January 22, 1909 - July 20, 1967) was an American linguist.
She went on to complete her Ph.D. in linguistics from Yale University in 1935 with a dissertation entitled A Grammar of the Tunica Language. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. Linguistics is the scientific study of Language, encompassing a number of sub-fields (Tunica was a language once spoken in present-day Louisiana. The Tunica (or Tonica, or less common form Yuron) language was a Language isolate spoken in what is now Louisiana in the United States The State of Louisiana ( or, État de Louisiane, pronounced) is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America ) Haas worked with the last fluent speaker of Tunica, Sesostrie Youchigant, producing extensive texts and vocabularies. Sesostrie Youchigant was the last native speaker of the Tunica language.
Shortly afterwards, she conducted fieldwork with the last two speakers of the Natchez language in Oklahoma, Watt Sam and Nancy Raven, resulting in extensive unpublished field notes that constitute the most reliable source of information on the language. The Natchez are a Native American people who originally lived in the Natchez Bluffs area near the present-day city of Natchez Mississippi. Oklahoma ( is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. Shortly after this, she conducted extensive fieldwork on the Creek language as well, and was the first modern linguist to collect extensive texts in the language. The Creek language, also known as Muscogee ( Mvskoke in Creek is a Muskogean language spoken by the Muscogee (Creek Nation and Seminole Most of her notes on Creek and Natchez remain unpublished, though they have begun to be used by contemporary linguists.
Haas was noted for her dedication to teaching linguistics, and to the role of the linguist in language instruction. Her student Karl V. Teeter pointed out in his obituary of Haas that she trained more Americanist linguists than her former instructors Edward Sapir and Franz Boas combined: she supervised fieldwork in Americanist linguistics by more than 100 Ph. Karl van Duyn Teeter ( March 2, 1929 - April 20, 2007) was an American linguist known especially for his work on the Americanist phonetic notation (variously called American Phonetic Alphabet or APA is a system of phonetic notation originally developed by European and Euro-American Edward Sapir (səˈpɪər ( January 26 1884 &ndash February 4 1939) was a Jewish German - American Franz Boas ( July 9, 1858 &ndash December 21, 1942) was a German - American anthropologist and a pioneer of modern D. students.
As a result of World War II, she turned to the study and teaching of the Thai language, and she would go on to become a pioneer in the field of Siamese language studies. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Thai (th ภาษาไทย, transcription: phasa thai, transliteration:; pʰāːsǎːtʰāj is the national and Thai (th ภาษาไทย, transcription: phasa thai, transliteration:; pʰāːsǎːtʰāj is the national and Her authoritative Thai-English Students' Dictionary, published in 1964, is still in use.
She served as President of the Linguistic Society of America in 1963. The Linguistic Society of America (LSA is a professional society for linguists Year 1963 ( MCMLXIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
She died on May 17, 1996 in Alameda County, California, aged 86. Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Alameda County is a county in the US state of California. It occupies most of the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area.
|NAME||Haas, Mary Rosamund|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||American linguist; studied historical linguistics, North American languages, Thai|
|DATE OF BIRTH||January 12, 1910|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Richmond, Indiana|
|DATE OF DEATH||May 17, 1996|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Alameda County, California|