LINGUIST List 32.1742

Tue May 18 2021

All: Professor of Linguistics, Kashi Wali

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Date: 17-May-2021
From: Tej Bhatia <>
Subject: Professor of Linguistics, Kashi Wali
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Kashi Wali was born September 8, 1925 in Ujjain, India. She passed away on April 7 in Syracuse, New York. She was the beloved matriarch of the Kulkarni and Wali family. She was a noted scholar of Linguistics and author of several books on and Marathi syntax and grammar and Kashmiri. Her most influential work was Marathi: a cognitive-descriptive grammar (2005; Routledge: London).

She received her MSc. from Banaras Hindu University in Physics, and her MA in Linguistics from the University of Chicago and a Ph. D in Linguistics from Syracuse University. She was research affiliate with Cornell and Syracuse University.

She married Kameshwar C. Wali, the love of her life, in 1952 in Banaras, India. She followed Kamesh to the US in 1958. She is survived by her husband of sixty-nine years; three daughters, six beloved grandchildren.

Submitted by:
Tej K. Bhatia
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Indo-Aryan Northern Zone

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