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LINGUIST List 23.1389

Mon Mar 19 2012

Linguist of the Day: Jean Berko Gleason!

Editor for this issue: Anna Belew <annalinguistlist.org>

Date: 19-Mar-2012
From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: This is a Linguist of the Day. Now There Are Two of Them.
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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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http://linguistlist.org/fund-drive/2012/hall-of-heroes.cfm

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