Henke receives Mary R. Haas Book Award

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ryan Henke, who is the 2021 recipient of the Mary R. Haas Book Award from the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas (SSILA). This award recognizes outstanding research by a junior scholar “for an unpublished manuscript that makes a significant substantive contribution about Indigenous languages of the Americas.” Henke was honored for his PhD dissertation from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, The First Language Acquisition of Nominal Inflection in Northern East Cree: Possessives and Nouns (2020). In addition to conferring esteem and distinction, the award also includes the option to have the manuscript considered for book publication in the “Studies in the Native Languages of the Americas” series at the University of Nebraska Press.