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Dr. William Pulte was born in
Gainesville, Texas, on January 13, 1941. He received B.A. and M.A.
degrees in Spanish at North Texas State University and a Ph.D. in
linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1971.
Dr. Pulte served as staff linguist for the
Cherokee Bilingual Education Program at Tahlequah, Oklahoma, from 1971-73. Dr.
Pulte joined the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at SMU in 1973.
In collaboration with Durbin Feeling, Dr.
Pulte has done extensive research on the Cherokee language. He has also penned
numerous publications in linguistics and bilingual education including
"Are Bilingual-Bicultural Programs Socially Divisive?" He was the editor of the
Cherokee-English Dictionary, compiled by Durbin Feeling, and the co-author of Outline of Cherokee Grammar. He is also the author of over
twenty articles and papers on Cherokee and other American Indian languages. He
has served as the director of programs serving both Spanish and Cherokee
speaking students, including the Cherokee Bilingual Education Program, one of
the first 75 Title VII projects in bilingual education.
Dr. Pulte has served as the director
of Bilingual Education Programs at SMU for over twenty-five years, including
directorship of the Master of Bilingual Education program with more than 450
graduates. He has also coordinated the teacher
certification program in bilingual education at SMU, and he has been the
director of nine teacher training projects in bilingual education funded by the
U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Pulte has directed school district and
university programs in bilingual education, including 12 Title VII/Title III
teacher training grants at SMU.
(edited by William Pulte). Durbin Feeling in collaboration with Agnes Cowen
Dictionary Project Coordinator and The Dictionary Committee, Charles Sanders,
Chairman, Sam Hair, Annie Meigs, Anna Gritts Kilpatrick Smith. Cherokee Nation
of Oklahoma, 1975.
Outline of Cherokee Grammar
William Pulte and Durbin Feeling, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, 1975.
Books and Monographs:
1998 Cherokee Texts.
With Durbin Feeling. Completed except for final formatting, to be submitted to
University of Nebraska press.
1975 Cherokee-English Dictionary
(editor) Tahlequah: Cherokee Nation of
Oklahoma. 1975b (Senior Author with Durbin Feeling), An Outline of Cherokee
Grammar . Tahlequah: Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.
Chapters in Books:
with Durbin Feeling: "The Use of Cherokee in Religious Services." In Proceedings
of the Seventh Annual International Institute on Native American Language
Issues. Calgary, Canada.
"Cherokee Syllabary Charts and Cherokee
Literacy," in Proceedings of the Sixth Annual International Language Issues
Institute, Suzanne Weryackwe, (ed.). 70-73. Norman, Oklahoma.
"Cherokee: A Flourishing or Obsolescing Language?" in Language and Society,
William C. McCormack and Sol Wurm, (eds.). 423-432. The Hague: Mouton
"The Obligatory-Optional Principle: A Counter-example from Cherokee," in The
Third LACUS Forum 1976, Robert J. DiPietro and Edward L. Blansitt, Jr., (eds.).
77-79. Columbia, S.C.: Hornbeam Press, Inc.
"The Position of Chickasaw in Western Muskogean," in Studies in Southeastern
Indian Languages, James M. Crawford (ed.). 251-255. Athens: The University of
"Writing Systems and Underlying Phonological
Representation: The Case of the Cherokee Syllabary," in 1975 Mid-America
Linguistics Conference Papers, Frances Ingemann (ed.). 388-403. Lawrence: The
University of Kansas Linguistics Department.
"Some Claims Regarding Gapping: The Evidence
from Cherokee," in Mid-America Linguistics Conference Papers, John Battle (ed.).
255-260. Stillwater: Oklahoma State University Press.
"Gapping and Word Order in Quecha," in Papers from the Seventh Regional Meeting,
Chicago Linguistics Society, 193-197. Chicago: Department of Linguistics,
University of Chicago.
in Virginia and West Virginia," in The German Language in America, Glenn G.
Gilbert (ed.) 58-69. Austin: The University of Texas Press.
Analysis of Selected German Dialects of North Texas and Oklahoma: in Texas
Studies in Bilingualism, Glenn G. Gilbert (ed.). 105-115. Berlin: Walter de
Gruyter & Co.
Articles in Journals:
"Sequoyah in Mexico,"
"It's Time to Wake Up,"
Cuarto Oscuro, August, 1997.
"What is Bilingual Education?"
"Excerpt from the Diary of a Cherokee
Shaman," Journal of Cherokee
Studies, Vol. X. 1986
"The Origin of Evil Magic," Journal of Cherokee Studies,
Vol. X. 1986
"What is Bilingual Immersion?" The
Intercultural Development Research Association Newsletter, Oct. 1986, pp. 1-5.
"The Experienced and Non-experienced
Past in Cherokee," International
Journal of American Linguistics.
"The Cherokees and the Kickapoo of
Coahuila, Mexico: a Previously Unreported Relationship,"
Journal of Cherokee Studies. 1:35-36. 1984
"Are Bilingual-Bicultural Programs
Socially Divisive?" The Education
Digest. May: 55-57. 1979
"Are Bilingual-Bicultural Programs
Socially Divisive?" Integrate
Education, XVI (September/ October):
"The Nineteenth Century Cherokee
Linguistics. (Senior Author with Durbin Feeling) 19(6):274-279. 1977
"A Note on Gapping,"
Linguistic Inquiry, 4:100. 1973