LINGUIST List 10.529

Tue Apr 13 1999

All: Jim McCawley

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  1. Mark_Mandel, Jim McCawley

Message 1: Jim McCawley

Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 14:12:58 -0400
From: Mark_Mandel <>
Subject: Jim McCawley

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Date: Sun, 11 Apr 1999 06:47:41 -0500
From: "Salikoko S. Mufwene" <mufwMIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU>

Dear colleagues:

 It is with great sorrow that I announce the unexpected death of my
former teacher and wonderful colleague Jim McCawley from apparently a
sudden heart attack last night, between 9:00 and 10:00 PM. He was walking
and collapsed. An unknown student saw the fall and Jim was taken to the
hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

 I am still in shock and trying to inform those who should know right
away. I saw Jim last on Friday and talked with him in my office, after a
faculty meeting. He looked normally healthy, quite energetic in fact.


Information on funeral and memorial arrangements may be
obtained at the department's homepage:

Salikoko S. Mufwene
University of Chicago 773-702-8531; FAX 773-834-0924
Department of Linguistics
1010 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
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