David Kaufman

  • David Kaufman has degrees in linguistics and anthropology. He has been involved in indigenous language revitalization for over a decade with a heavy focus on Siouan languages. He served as the language director of the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma, teaching the Siouan Kaw (Kanze) language to both children and adults. He produced and published a revised dictionary of the Siouan Biloxi language. He is currently involved in other language documentation and revitalization projects, including a dictionary and grammar of the Atakapa-Ishak language of Louisiana and a phrasebook and lexicon of Mobilian Jargon. He is also collaborating on documenting and revitalizing the Romance Walloon language of Wisconsin. He is starting a publishing company with friends having a heavy focus on indigenous language revitalization. David is from California but currently lives in Wisconsin.