It is with regret that we announce the death of the following members and former members. The following list spans deaths from 2005 though 2012. For a more complete list of death notices from 2013 to present, enter "In Memoriam" to the site search engine; for more recent general notices and information see the News Item Archive. (Contact David Robinson, Director of Membership and Meetings, to contribute short obituaries about LSA members to supplement the information below.)

December 2016

Robert Harms, Life Member of the LSA and member since 1957. Read more...

James W. Gair, Life Member of the LSA and member since 1956.  Read more...

November 2016

Russell Schuh, Member of the LSA from 1973 to 2012. Read more...

October 2016

Richard B. Thomas, Life Member of the LSA and member since 1945. Died October 28, 2016.

October 2012

Aleksandr Evgenevich Kibrik, an Honorary Member since 2012, died October 31, 2012.  Read more ... 

Robert Stockwell, a member since 1949, died October 28, 1012.  Read more ...

August 2012

Bhadriraju Krishnamurti, an Honorary Member since 1985, died August 11, 2012. Read more...  

June 2012

Dora Johnson, longtime friend of the LSA and manager of the Annual Meeting Job Interview Service, died June 26, 2012. Read more... 

Henry Honken, a member since 1997, died Jun 25, 2012. Read more... 

February 2012

Maner Thorpe, a member since 1957, died February 19, 2012. Read more...  

January 2012

Friedrich Francis Weingartner, SJ, a member since 1959, died January 11, 2012. Read more... 

 

October 2011

Melissa Bowerman, a major researcher in the domain of first language acquisition and crosscultural research on language, died on October 31, 2011. Read more...

Manfred Mayrhofer, an Honorary Member since 1986, died October 31, 2011. 

August 2011

Joseph A. Reif, a member since 1957, died August 11, 2011. Read more...

Eugene Nida, an LSA member since 1939 and a former President of the Society (1968), died August 25, 2011. Read more...

May 2011

David Pollard III, an LSA member since 1967, died May 17, 2011. Read more...

April 2011

Rogelio Reyes, an LSA member since 2003, died April 4, 2011. Read more...

February 2011

Eugene Homer Casad died 1 February 1 2011. Read more...

January 2011

Jean-Roger Vergnaud, The LSA extends its condolences to Maria Luisa Zubizarreta (University of Southern California) on the death of her husband on January 31st.



December 2010

J. David Danielson, a member since 1961, died 29 December 29 2010.

Ilse Lehiste, former president of the LSA in 1980 and a member since 1957, died 25 December 2010. Read more...

Charles Ruhl, a former member of the Society, died 25 December 2010. Read more...

October 2010

Paul W. Brosman, Jr., a Life Member of the LSA, died 23 October 2010.

Ellen Prince, former president of the LSA, died 24 October 2010. Read more...

September 2010

Hwang-cherng Gong, Honorary LSA Member, died September 11 2010. Read more...

August 2010

Werner Winter, a member since 1949 and an Honorary Member since 1984, died 7 August 2010. Read more...

February 2010

Henry Edwin "Hank" Rogers, a member since 1962, died 2 February 2010. Read more...

Christina Kakava, a member since 1989, died 20 February 2010. Read more...

January 2010

Jin Soon Cha, a member since 1984, died 25 January 2010.

 

October 2009

Walter Lehn, a Life Member of the LSA, died 7 October 2009.

May 2009

Nils Erik Enkvist, a member since 1966, died 26 May 2009.

December 2009

Margaret Wade-Lewis died 30 December 2009. Read more...

November 2009

Walburga von Raffler-Engel, a member since 1952, died November 28, 2009. Read more...

Samuel E. Martin died 28 November 2009. Read more...

Eva Sivertsen, a member since 1954, died November 22, 2009.

Dell Hymes, a member since 1953 and a past president (1982) of the Society, died November 13, 2009.

August 2009

George N. Clements, a member since 1972, died August 30, 2009. Read more...

May 2009

Herbert Izzo, a member since 1956, died May 12, 2009.

February 2009

Sige-Yuki Kuroda, a member since 1959, died February 25, 2009. Read more ...

Michael Noonan, a member since 1985, died February 23, 2009.

Eleanor H. Jordan, a member since 1944, died February 11, 2009.

January 2009

Toru Kono, a member since 1960, died January 29, 2009.

 

December 2008

Paulette Hopple, a member since 1986, died December 18, 2008.

Isidore Dyen, a member since 1934, died December 14, 2008.

September 2008

Lukas Tsitsipis, an LSA member since 1981, died September 14, 2008.

August 2008

Laurence Urdang, a member since 1953, died August 21, 2008.

May 2008

Austin Sawicki, an LSA member since 2006, died May 29th, 2008. Read more...

Rulon S. Wells III, a member since 1944, former President (1976) and LSA Fellow (class of 2006), died 3 May 2008. Read more...

March 2008

Bruce G. Campbell, a member since 1970, died 31 March 2008. Read more...

Blair Rudes died 16 March 2008. An internationally known linguist and expert in American Indian languages, Dr. Rudes served on the faculty of UNC Charlotte since 1999, and joined the LSA in 2002. Read more...

Steven Gross, a member of the LSA since 1997, died 8 March 2008.

 

December 2007

Eloise Jelinek died 21 December 2007. She served on the faculty of the University of Arizona from 1981 until 1992, and she was an active LSA member from 1983 to 2003. Read more...

November 2007

Robert "RB" Jones, Emeritus Member, joined LSA in 1965, died 23 November 2007.

September 2007

Audrey Duckert, a member since 1957, died September 6, 2007. Read more...

August 2007

Carol Justus died 1 August 2007. Her affiliation was the University of Texas at Austin and she was a Life Member; she joined the LSA in 1975. Read more...

Winfred Lehmann died 1 August 2007. His affiliation was the University of Texas at Austin and he was a Life Member; he joined the LSA in 1938 and was President of the Society in 1973. Read more...

J.L. Dillard, joined LSA in 1978, died 17 August 2007.

 July 2007

Norman Balfour Levin, Life Member, joined LSA in 1963, died 9 July 2007.

 May 2007

Gordon Buell Ford, a member since 1961, died May 6, 2007

Anthony Traill died 9 May 2007. His affiliation was the University of the Witwatersrand, and he was an Honorary Member of the Society since 1998. Read more...

Robert Louis Oswalt, Emeritus Member, joined LSA in 1973, died 22 May 2007.

Carlota Smith died 24 May 2007. Her affiliation was the University of Texas at Austin and she was a Life Member; she joined the LSA in 1961. Read more...

Alan Kaye, Life Member, joined LSA in 1964, died 31 May 2007.

 April 2007

Karl Teeter, Life Member, joined LSA in 1955, died 20 April 2007.

Ladislav Zgusta died 27 April 2007. His affiliation was the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and he joined the LSA in 1973. Read more...

Donald Lenfest died 28 April 2007. His affiliation was the Ohio Wesleyan University, and he joined the LSA in 1967.

 March 2007

Tanya Reinhart died 17 March 2007. Her most recent affiliation was New York University, and she joined the LSA in 1980. Read more....

 January 2007

Edward Burstynsky, Life Member, joined LSA in 1963, died 2 January 2007.

Dr. H.A. Gleason, Jr. died 13 January 2007. His affiliation was the University of Toronto and he was a Life Member; he joined the LSA in 1952.

Dr. Kurt Baldinger died 17 January 2007. His affiliation was the University of Heidelberg, and he was an Honorary Member of the Society since 1986.

Sebastian Shaumyan, joined LSA in 1976, died 21 January 2007.

 

December 2006

Henry Hiz, joined LSA in 1968, died 19 December 2006.

Dr. Marvin D. Carmony of Terre Haute died 27 December 2006, at Ashford Place in Shelbyville. Read more...

 June 2006

Philip Hillyer Smith, Jr., an LSA member since 1955, died June 11, 2006.

 

September 2005

Norman McQuown, a member since 1937, died 7 September 2005. Read more...