Category Archives: In memoriam
Morris Halle RIP
Updated April 6th with photos sent by Donca Steriade, and link to MIT news office article with interviews with Donca, Noam Chomsky and David Pesetsky.
Morris Halle died early this morning, April 2, 2018. There is no official notice on the MIT Linguistics site yet, but Mark Liberman has posted this very nice RIP note on Language Log, which has started to gather some further tributes: http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=37517
It seems that the Phonolist audience might be somewhat different from Language Log, so if you have anything you wish to contribute here, please do so.
Greg Lamontagne RIP
We got the sad news this week at UMass of Greg Lamontagne’s passing (http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?n=gregory-a-lamontagne&pid=188375269&). He completed his PhD in 1993, with a dissertation entitled “Syllabification and consonant cooccurrence conditions” (https://scholarworks.umass.edu/dissertations/AAI9316687/). He became a higher ed administrator – a description of his career up to 2013 can be found here: http://www.ccri.edu/marketing/news_events/2013/august/lamontagne.html.