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    Message 1: In memoriam Zbigniew Golab

    Date: Fri, 25 Mar 1994 22:05:37 In memoriam Zbigniew Golab
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    Professor Zbigniew Golab of the Slavic Department of University of Chicago died in his sleep the night of 24 March, 1994. Born in Novi Targ, Poland on 16 March 1923, he was active in the Underground Movement during World War Two and joined the guerilla war against the Germans in 1944. That year, he was imprisoned by the Germans, but escaped shortly before the liberation of Cracow by the Red Army. He was imprisoned by the Communists for one year in 1948-49 and then released. He received his M.A. from the Polish University, Wroclaw, in 1947 and his Ph.D. from the Jagiellonian University in 1958. He was professor at the Catholic University of Lublin (1952-61) and the Slavic Institute of the Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences (1955-61) before coming to the United States, where he taught at the University of Chicago from 1962 until his retirement as Professor Emeritus in 1993. He was elected to the Macedonian Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1972 and was a tireless friend of Macedonia as well as a brilliant linguist. His major works include a study of the Macedonian dialects of Suho and Visoka (published in Makedonski jazik), his habilitation on Balkan conditionals (Cracow, 1964), a monograph on the Arumanian dialect of Krushevo (MANU, 1984), and his most recent book: The Origins of the Slavs: A Linguist's View (Columbus, 1992). He also co-edited a dictionary of linguistic terminology (Warsaw, 1968) and was the author of more than 70 articles and reviews. The funeral will take place at St. Helen's Church, 2315 W. Augusta, Chicago, Monday 28 March at 10 a.m., burial immediately afterwards at St. Adelbert's Cemetery at 6800 N. Milwaukee, Chicago.

    written by Victor A. Friedman Slavic Dept., University of Chicago office phone: 312-702-0732, home phone: 312-955-1376 e-mail: vfriedmmidway.uchicago.edu Posted by Wayles Browne ewb2cornell.edu, formerly jn5jcornella.bitnet