LINGUIST List 10.1371

Sun Sep 19 1999

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  1. Wayles Browne, In memoriam: Pavle Ivic'

Message 1: In memoriam: Pavle Ivic'

Date: Sun, 19 Sep 1999 14:46:57 -0400
From: Wayles Browne <>
Subject: In memoriam: Pavle Ivic'

Milorad Radovanovic' of the University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia,
asks me to share the sad news of the death of Pavle Ivic'
this morning (September 19, 1999) from consequences of a stroke.
Prof. Ivic' (born 1924) was a leading South Slavic and general dialectologist
and phonologist. Both his field work and his synthesizing studies
were extensive and authoritative. A few of his best-known publications
Die serbokroatischen Dialekte, ihre Struktur und Entwicklung, I.
's-Gravenhage, Mouton, 1958;

Srpski narod i njegov jezik [The Serbian People and its Language].
Beograd, 1971;

Word and sentence prosody in Serbocroatian, by Ilse Lehiste and Pavle Ivic'.
Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1986.

He edited many periodicals and scholarly series, and was an
important figure in the All-Slavic Linguistic Atlas project.
In Yugoslavia he was one of the most respected authorities on
standardization of the Serbian language. He frequently lectured
in the U.S. and other countries, and was an Honorary Member of the
Linguistic Society of America.
A well-known intellectual and public figure in Serbia and member
of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, he took part in the
polemics accompanying the breakdown of 1945-1991 Yugoslavia.

Condolences can be sent to the family and Ivic's wife, the Slavic
syntactician Prof. Milka Ivic', via Prof. Radovanovic' at the address

Wayles Browne, Assoc. Prof. of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics
Morrill Hall 321, Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853, U.S.A.

tel. 607-255-0712 (o), 607-273-3009 (h)
fax 607-255-2044 (write FOR W. BROWNE)
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