Sidney Herbert Ray

Sidney Herbert Ray (born May 28 1858, died January 1 1939) was a comparative and descriptive linguist specialized in Melanesian languages. In 1892 he read an important paper "The languages of British New Guinea" to the Ninth International Congress of Orientalists in which he established for the first time the distinction between the Austronesian and Papuan languages of New Guinea.cite journal|author=Ray, A. C.|title=The languages of British New Guinea|journal=Transactions of the Ninth International Congress of Orientalists|year=1892|volume=II (1892)|pages=754–770] Although he never had an academic position, and was employed his entire life as a school teacher,cite journal|author=Haddon, A. C.|title=Sidney H. Ray: 28th May, 1858–1st January, 1939|journal=Man|year=1939|volume=39|pages=58–61] S. H. Ray was an energetic fieldworker, and participated in a number of expeditions. His first fieldwork was carried out as part of A. C. Haddon's 1898 Torres Straits Expedition along with W. H. R. Rivers, C. G. Seligman and Anthony Wilkin.

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