SIL's First Two Women Linguists

SIL's first team of single women, Florence Hansen Cowan and Eunice Pike, begins linguistic work in the Huautla Mazatec language in Oaxaca, Mexico. Eunice would sometimes collaborate on linguistic analysis with her brother, Ken Pike.

Watching [Eunice] analyze the sound patterns and hearing her talk about the system’s impact on grammatical structures gave us the practical experience we needed that later helped us teach others. -Judith Pike Schram

Hansen (far left) and Pike (far right) with Mazatec friends



Sunday, 5 July, 1936
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