February 22, 2007

In memoriam Robert Young

Dr. Robert W. Young

We are deeply saddened to report that Dr. Robert W. Young, who devoted his life to the Navajo language and people, passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 20th at the age of 95. Among his many accomplishments was the compilation, together with William Morgan, Sr., of The Navajo Language: a Grammar and Colloquial Dictionary and the Analytical Lexicon of Navajo, which together are widely considered to have made Navajo the best documented of any native American language. He was a great linguist, a fluent speaker of Navajo, and a kind and generous man.

Posted by Bill Poser at February 22, 2007 01:52 AM