University of Calgary

Eung-Do Cook

  • Professor Emeritus

A bit about Dr. Cook

Dr. Eung-Do (Ed) Cook (PhD Linguistics U Alberta 1968) is a leading specialist in Canada’s indigenous languages and phonological theory. He joined the academic staff at the University of Calgary as an Assistant Professor of Linguistics in 1969, rising to the rank of Associate Professor in 1972 and to full Professor in 1975. From 1976-1985 he was Head of the Department of Linguistics. Building on the work of Edward Sapir, Father Morice, and Fang-Kuei Li, Dr. Cook compiled a large amount of raw data on First Nations languages -- Tsuut’ina (Sarcee), Dëne Sųłiné (Chipewyan) and Tsilhqot'in (Chilcotin) in particular -- which he has described and analyzed in numerous books, articles and conference papers. For his accomplishments he has been awarded many academic honours, including two Killam Fellowships, an annual fellowship with the Calgary Institute for the Humanities, the Canadian Ethnic Studies Senior Fellowship and the Faculty of Social Sciences Distinguished Research Award. When Dr. Cook retired from the University of Calgary as an Emeritus Professor in 2000, his records were donated to the University Archives. Fonds include audio cassettes, files, and index cards containing invaluable information on endangered First Nations languages, especially Athabaskan ones (Hare, Witsuwit’en, Dakelh, etc.) but also Morley Stoney (Siouan) and Plains Cree (Algonquian).


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