The Full Wiki

More info on Ives Goddard

Ives Goddard: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Robert Hale Ives Goddard, III (1941- ) is curator and senior linguist in the Department of Anthropology of the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution. He is widely considered the leading expert on the Algonquian languages and the Algic language family that contains it. His own field research has concentrated on the Delaware languages and Meskwaki (Fox), but he is also known for work on the Massachusett language, the history of the Cheyenne language, as well as his elucidation of the history of the Arapahoan branch of Algonquian, whose two living representatives are Arapaho and Gros Ventre. Goddard is also a prominent figure in the study of the methodology of historical linguistics and has played a significant role in critiquing crank historical linguistic work.

He received his B.A. from Harvard College in 1963 and his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1969. From 1966-1969 he was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard Society of Fellows. He taught at Harvard before moving in 1975 to the Smithsonian Institution.

He is the linguistic and technical editor of the Handbook of North American Indians.

External links


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address