LINGUIST List 14.2041

Wed Jul 30 2003

All: Obituary: James Sledd

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  1. erard, Obituary: James Sledd

Message 1: Obituary: James Sledd

Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 09:44:48 -0500
From: erard <>
Subject: Obituary: James Sledd


With sadness I report the death of James Sledd, professor emeritus of
English at the University of Texas at Austin, on July 21, 2003. Sledd
was 88 years old. Professor Sledd, who was instrumental in founding
the linguistics department at UT-Austin, is well-remembered for his
work on Chaucer and English phonology. An early champion of students'
rights to learn to write in their own dialects, he also defended the
rights of graduate student writing instructors.

Michael Erard
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