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William Cameron Townsend
1896–1982

Stimulator of linguistic research among ethnic minorities and champion of their cultural dignity

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Bibliographic list of Townsend's major publications

A charming Tzeltal girl of Chiapas, Mexico. Photo: Cornell Capa.
A charming Tzeltal girl of Chiapas, Mexico. Photo: Cornell Capa.

"Cartilla en idioma náhuatl de Tetelcingo." Investigaciones Lingüísticas (suplemento escolar). 48 pp. México, 1935.

"Lecciones sencillas para aprender a leer (castellano)." 48 pp. Departamento de Trabajo, México, 1936.

"Cuestionario lingüístico: parte morfológica." Investigaciones Lingüísticas 4:2-11. México, 1937.

"Comparaciones morfológicas entre cakchiquel y náhuatl." Investigaciones Lingüísticas 4:324–31. México, 1937.

The Truth about Mexico's Oil. [Booklet] 86 pp. Mexico 1940.

"El Instituto Lingüístico de Verano." Boletín Indigenista 4:46–53. México: Instituto Indigenista Interamericano, March 1944.

"El aspecto romántico de la investicación lingüística." Perú Indigena 19–43. Lima: Instituto Indigenista Peruano, 1949. Repub. Boletín Indigenista 10:176–85. June 1950.

"Lazaro Cardenas, farmer general of Mexico." Farmer's Magazine 47:9–16. July 1950.

Lázaro Cárdenas: Mexican democrat. xvi, 379 pp. Ann Arbor, Mich.: George Wahr, 1952. rev. ed. (1979)

Cameron Townsend reading his Bible, the source of his spiritual strength. Photo: Cornell Capa. Cameron Townsend reading his Bible, the source of his spiritual strength. Photo: Cornell Capa.

"Lázaro Cárdenas el indigenista." Perú Indigena 3:193–203. Dec. 1952.

Lecciones sencillas para aprender a leer el Cakchiquel. Instituto Indigenista Nacional,18. 2d ed. 34 pp. Ministerio de Educación Pública, Guatemala, 1954.

"Informe sobre las esecuelas bilingües y la obra del Instituto Lingüístico de Verano." Perú Indigena 5:13:167–70. Dec. 1954.

Lázaro Cárdenas: Demócrata mexicano. Tr. Avelino Ramírez A. xvii, 380 pp. México: Biografías Gandesa, 1954.

"The psychophonemic method of teaching to read." América Indigena 16:123–32. Instituto Indigenista Interamerican, México, April 1956.

"El método psicofonémico de alfabetización como se usa en las escuelas bilingües del Ministerio de Educación del Perú." Estudios antropológicos publicados en homenaje al doctor Manuel Gamio, pp. 685–92. México, 1956.

"Cakchiquel grammar." Mayan Studies 1, pp. 1–79, Norman, Okla.: SIL, 1960.

Cameron Townsend, founder, motivator and visionary leader of the SIL and WBT programs, was a quiet, calm man, in spite of the "impossible" challenges he often faced. Cameron Townsend, founder, motivator, and visionary leader of the SIL and WBT programs, was a quiet, calm man, in spite of the "impossible" challenges he often faced.

"El papel de la lingüística en la obra indigenista." Homenaje a Juan Comas en su 65 aniversario, vol. l, pp. 173–76. Mexico, 1965.

They found a common language: Community through bilingual education. xiii, 124 pp. New York: Harper & Row, 1972.

The USSR as we saw it, from Armenia to Russia. 64 pp. Waxhaw, N.C.: International Friendship, 1975.

A handbook of homophones of general American English. ix, 121 pp.: Waxhaw, N.C.: International Friendship, 1975.

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