LINGUIST List 8.40

Fri Jan 17 1997

All: A Tribute to Robert B. Lees

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  1. alan harris, Re: 8.6, All: In Memoriam Robert B. Lees

Message 1: Re: 8.6, All: In Memoriam Robert B. Lees

Date: Wed, 15 Jan 1997 15:45:05 -0800 (PST)
From: alan harris <>
Subject: Re: 8.6, All: In Memoriam Robert B. Lees

I would like to echo Alex Grosu's (whom I not seen also for many a
year) comments about Bob Lees. In 1964-67, Lees camped out on my
living room floor in Ankara, Turkey three-four times. He was a
wonderful, eccentric, warm personality. Each time, we spent several
hours talking--mostly his expounding on various issues in language and
linguistics and social change. He made a great impression on me.
Later I had the good fortune to continue the friendship, albeit for a
short time in Israel in 1967-70. It was three decades ago, yet his
presence makes it seem like yesterday. A.
 Alan C. Harris, Ph. D. TELNOS: main off: 818-677-2853
 Professor, Communication/Linguistics direct off: 818-677-2874
 Speech Communication Department
 California State University, Northridge home: 818-366-3165
 SPCH CSUN FAX: 818-677-2663 
 Northridge, CA 91330-8257 INTERNET email: ALAN.HARRISCSUN.EDU 
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