M. Dale Kinkade, 2004. Photo by Michelle Parent.
The endowment was considerably increased by the bequest of M. Dale Kinkade
, who studied with Melville Jacobs and was a pre-eminent figure in Salish linguistics. He worked
primarily on phonology, morphology and historical linguistics but also investigated phonetics, syntax, semantics, discourse, ethnobiology and texts.
He was the main researcher to work on the Tsamosan branch of the family, and he contributed
dictionaries and grammatical sketches of Tsamosan languages; he also did extensive work on Interior Salish. He trained
several generations of Salishanists at UBC and was a constant supporter of the International Conference on Salish and
Neighboring Languages from its inception until he passed away. Kinkade also served on the advisory board of the Jacobs Research Funds for many years.