Editor for this issue: Anna Belew
Date: 19-Mar-2012 From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org> Subject: This is a Linguist of the Day. Now There Are Two of Them. E-mail this message to a friend
Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,
We're pleased to announce that today's Linguist of the Day is Dr. Jean Berko Gleason!
(We admit we've had to exercise great restraint in not filling this email with wug puns.)
We're awfully excited to feature a linguist whose work is immortalized in at least two LL crew members' tattoos (no joke!). Dr. Gleason is known for her pioneering work in psycholinguistics and language acquisition specifically; if you've ever wondered how she found herself in the discipline of linguistics, read on! A snippet from Dr. Gleason's tale:
"The languages, and the literature we read, The Wild Duck in Norwegian, for instance, and parts of the Mahabharata in Sanskrit were absorbing, but they were not really what I was looking for. Quite by happenstance, I enrolled during my senior year in a new course called the Psychology of Speech and Communication, taught by a young assistant professor named Roger Brown, who had recently arrived from the University of Michigan. The lectures were a revelation..."
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