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Wed Oct 29 1997

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Message 1: Obituary: Daniel T. Brink, Jr.

Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 16:22:41 -0700
From: Helene Ossipov <athxoasuvm.inre.asu.edu>
Subject: Obituary: Daniel T. Brink, Jr.


	Professor Brink held a B.A. in German from Lawrence University
and an M.A. and Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Wisconsin. 
After teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, he came to ASU in 1976 and pursued his two primary academic interests: historical linguistics, 
chiefly comparative West Germanic, and humanities computing. 
He also co-edited a volume on the official English movement in the U.S. 
and was interested on issued of language planning. He was elected to the 
Executive Committees of the Society for Germanic Philology, the Modern 
Language Association (MLA) Discussio Group for Netherlandic Language 
and Literature, the MLA Discussion Group for Germanic Philology, and 
the Association for Computing and the Humanities. In addition he wrote 
regular editorial columns for both Modern Language Journal and Computers 
and the Humanities and was appointed Associate Dean for Technology 
Integration in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU (1990-92)!

 Before falling ill in 1994, Dan was continuing to work to bring 
historical linguistics and humanities computing into closer alliance 
and to bring the combination more fully into the classroom. He was the 
driving force behind the establishment of mediated classrooms and the 
modernization of ASU's Language Laboratory into a state-of-the-art facility.

	Dan Brink was the organizing force behind the University's 
Committee on Linguistics and its first chair. He was a man of considerable 
intellect and integrity, a major force of reason, innovation, and humor at 
ASU, and we shall miss him.

Karen Adams, Dept. of English
Helene Ossipov, Chair, ASU Committee on Linguistics

	Professor Brink held a B.A. in German from Lawrence University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Wisconsin. After teaching at the University of California, Berkeley, he came to ASU in 1976 and pursued his two primary academic interests: historical linguistics, chiefly comparative West Germanic, and humanities computing. He also co-edited a volume on the official English movement in the U.S. and was interested on issued of language planning. He was elected to the Executive Committees of the Society for Germanic Philology, the Modern Language Association (MLA) Discussion Group for Netherlandic Language and Literature, the MLA Discussion Group for Germanic Philology, and the Association for Computing and the Humanities. In addition he wrote regular editorial columns for both Modern Language Journal and Computers and the Humanities and was appointed Associate Dean for Technology Integration in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at ASU (1990-92)!
	Before falling ill in 1994, Dan was continuing to work to bring histor=
ical linguistics and humanities computing into closer alliance and to bring the combination more fully into the classroom. He was the driving force behind the establishment of mediated classrooms and the modernization of ASU's Language Laboratory into a state-of-the-art facility.

	Dan Brink was the organizing force behind the University's Committee on Linguistics and its first chair. He was a man of considerable intellect and integrity, a major force of reason, innovation, and humor at ASU, and we shall miss him.

Karen Adams, Dept. of English
Helene Ossipov, Chair, ASU Committee on Linguistics
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