Languages Represented: The collection materials are in Plains Apache and English.
Extent: 21 items
Collection Date Range: 1965 – 2004
Creators: Willem De Reuse
Collection Identifier: WDR
Abstract: The Willem De Reuse Collection features reproductions and original audio recordings, field notes and manuscripts documenting the Plains Apache language.
Acquisition Information: These records came to the Sam Noble Museum from Willem De Reuse and were deposited in 2013 and 2014.
Access Restrictions: The materials are open for research. Contact the NALC at 405-325-3332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cite As: [title], [catalog number], Willem De Reuse Collection, Sam Noble Museum Department of Native American Languages.
Collection Scope and Contents: Willem De Reuse is a linguistic consultant and research professor at the College of Information, University of North Texas, Denton. Born in Leuven, Belgium, in 1955, he received a Licence en Philologie Germanique in 1978 from the Université Catholique de Louvain, an M.A. in Linguistics in 1983 from the University of Kansas and a Ph.D. in Linguistics in 1988 from the University of Texas at Austin.
Specializing in the description of Native American languages and fieldwork, Willem De Reuse taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Iowa, Ball State University and the University of Arizona. In addition, he has served as visiting fellow at the Research Centre for Linguistic Typology at La Trobe University in Australia and at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
De Reuse is a prolific researcher and writer, having written countless articles on morphological theory, language contact, and historical phonology and philology, in addition to the books “Siberian Yupik Eskimo: The Language and its Contacts with Chukchi,” “A Practical Grammar of the San Carlos Apache Language” and “Handbook of Descriptive Linguistic Fieldwork.” He is the review editor of the International Journal of Linguistics and is currently documenting the Han Athabascan language of Alaska with support of the University of Alaska and the National Science Foundation.
His work in documenting the Plains Apache language is the foundation of the Willem De Reuse Collection at the Sam Noble Museum. Established in 2013, the collection features materials spanning the years 1965 – 2004, including original audio recordings of vocabulary and language lessons along with session recordings and interviews with Alfred Chalepah. The collection also includes reproductions made by the Native American Languages Collection in 2014 of a Plains Apache pedagogy and field notes originally written by De Reuse, language sessions and correspondence by Pam Innes, and the writings of Michael Krauss, William Bittle and Howard Soontay.
|WDR-001||Food, Colors and Objects in Apache|
|WDR-003||Apache Verbs, Animal Review, Sentences and Review|
|WDR-004||Apache Sentences and Review|
|WDR-005||Animals in Apache|
|WDR-007||Plains Apache Nouns and Sentence|
|WDR-008||Plains Apache Vocabulary and Sentences|
|WDR-009||Plains Apache Language Review, New Words, Body Parts and Adjectives|
|WDR-010||Plains Apache Words, Sentences and Problems|
|WDR-011||Apache Language Sessions|
|WDR-012||Willem DeRuse Interview with Alfred Chalepah (Plains Apache), April 3-4, 2004|
|WDR-013||Plains Apache Pedagogy, by Willem DeRuse|
|WDR-014||Plains Apache Language Sessions and Correspondence, by Pam Innes|
|WDR-015||Plains Apache Language Documentation, by Michael Krauss|
|WDR-016||Apache Texts from Apache Tribe of Oklahoma Apache Tribe's Culture Program 1998|
|WDR-017||Plains Apache Field Notes, Volume 1&2|
|WDR-018||Plains Apache: Homosexuality; Language; Paradigms; Songs; Words Pertaining to the Manatidie; Music; Words|
|WDR-019||Notes on Bittle's Plains Apache Texts|
|WDR-020||Howard Soontay, Apache, Oklahoma, Speaks Apache|
|WDR-021||Kiowa-Apache by William Bittle|