From: Grover Hudson <hudsonmsu.edu>
Subject: Obituary: David G. Lockwood
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David Lockwood passed away at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, Michigan, on
Sept. 26 after a long illness.
David was appointed at Michigan State University in 1966 immediately after
his University of Michigan PhD, and retired in 2003, having taught in both
the linguistics and the Slavic programs for over 25 years.
Knowledgeable in many areas of linguistics, David taught phonology,
historical linguistics, history of linguistics, structure of Russian, and
comparative Slavic, and leaves a sustained record of publication,
especially concerning stratificational linguistics, including dozens of
articles and the following books: Introduction to stratificational
linguistics, 1972 (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich); Readings in stratificational
linguistics, 1973, edited with Adam Makkai (University of Alabama Press);
Functional approaches to language, culture and cognition: papers in honor
of Sydney M. Lamb, 2000, edited with Peter H. Fries and James E. Copeland
(John Benjamins), and Syntactic analysis and description: a constructional
approach, 2002 (Continuum Press). He was a founder and regular participant
in annual meetings of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the US (LACUS).
David held strong libertarian professional and ethical principles which he
insisted on. He published an impressive body of scholarly work which will
continue to have value, concerning a range of languages often demonstrating
the stratificational linguistics understanding of complex phenomena across
phonology, morphology, and syntax.
David was a knowledgeable, dedicated, and exacting teacher who challenged
the best students. He was completely serious, hard-working, thoroughly
lacking in vanity, and dedicated to language study over all else.
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