Timothy Montler

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Timothy Montler is an American academic and linguist. Montler is a professor of linguistics at the University of North Texas, as of 2013. [1] [2] He has worked to preserve the Klallam language since 1990. [3]

Montler collaborated with Adeline Smith, a Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe elder, to create the first Klallam language alphabet. [1] He and Smith also composed the world's first Klallam language dictionary, which was published in December 2012 by the University of Washington Press. [1] [2] Montler and Smith had collaborated on the Klallam lexicon throughout the 1990s, 2000–02, and early 2010s. [2] Adeline Smith added 12,000 words and phrases, the largest single contribution to the dictionary. [1] [2] Montler also worked closely with other Native Klallam speakers, including Hazel Sampson, Ed Sampson, and Bea Charles. [3]

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