Blair A. Rudes
Blair A. Rudes (May 18, 1951, Gloversville, New York – March 16, 2008, Charlotte, North Carolina) was an American linguist known for his work on Native American languages.
Of part Irish and Abenaki descent, Rudes studied at Piseco Elementary School and Wells Central High School as a child, before going on to the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he obtained a doctorate in linguistics in 1976. He was an Associate Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Rudes reconstructed the Virginia Algonquian language for use in the 2005 film The New World. Rudes died of a heart attack in 2008.
- Tuscarora-English / English-Tuscarora Dictionary, 1999
- Endangered Languages and Literacy: Proceedings of the Fourth FEl Conference, Nicholas Ostler (editor), Blair A. Rudes (editor), Foundation for Endangered Languages, 2000
- The Algonquian Language Reborn: An Interview with Blair Rudes, Coastal Carolina Indian Center.
- Giving Voice to Powhatan's People: The Creation of Virginia Algonquian Dialog for "The New World", Blair A. Rudes.
- Alumni Profile - Blair Rudes, UB Today, accessed November 21, 2013.
- The Blair A. Rudes Indigenous Language & History Collection, Coastal Carolina Indian Center, accessed November 21, 2013.
- A Dead Indian Language Is Brought Back to Life, Washington Post, David A. Fahrenthold, December 12, 2006.
- Memorial: Remembering Our Friend, Blair A. Rudes – Linguistics Advisor to CCIC, 28 March 2008, accessed November 21, 2013.