H.C. Wolfart

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H. Christoph Wolfart (born 1943) is a German-born Canadian researcher, editor, translator[1] and Distinguished Professor of Linguistics[2] at the University of Manitoba.[3] He is a graduate of the University of Freiburg (German: Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) as well as Cornell University. He completed a Ph.D. in 1969 at Yale,[4] and has since written and edited a corpus of over one-hundred books, articles and reference grammars.[4] In 2008, John D. Nichols and Arden C. Ogg edited a collection of Algonquian and Iroquoian language studies in honour of Wolfart.[5] Prof. Wolfart was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1995,[6] and his 1973 thesis is still considered the definitive work of Plains Cree grammar.[7] Over the last 20 years, Wolfart has recorded, transcribed and edited a host of culturally significant texts by Cree elders. Some of his students have included Cree linguist and cultural preservationist Freda Ahenakew, and authority on the Algonquian languages David Pentland.