Timothy Montler


Timothy Montler is an American academic and linguist. Montler is a professor of linguistics at the University of North Texas, as of 2013.[1][2] He has worked to preserve the Klallam language since 1990.[3]

Montler collaborated with Adeline Smith, a Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe elder, to create the first Klallam language alphabet.[1] He and Smith also composed the world's first Klallam language dictionary, which was published in December 2012 by the University of Washington Press.[1][2] Montler and Smith had collaborated on the Klallam lexicon throughout the 1990s, 2000–02, and early 2010s.[2] Adeline Smith added 12,000 words and phrases, the largest single contribution to the dictionary.[1][2] Montler also worked closely with other Native Klallam speakers, including Hazel Sampson, Ed Sampson, and Bea Charles.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Rice, Arwyn (2013-03-19). "Lower Elwha tribal elder Adeline Smith, 95, dies". Peninsula Daily News. Retrieved 2013-04-16.
  2. ^ a b c d Mapes, Lynda V. (2013-03-21). "Elwha elder Adeline Smith, cultural leader, dies at 95". Seattle Times. Archived from the original on 15 March 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  3. ^ a b Rice, Arwyn (2014-02-06). "Eldest member among Klallam tribes, last native speaker of language dies in Port Angeles at 103". Peninsula Daily News. Retrieved 2014-03-05.