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Wed Oct 21 1998

All: Obituary: Delma Letticia Galindo

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  1. ellyvangelderen, In Memoriam: Delma Letticia Galindo

Message 1: In Memoriam: Delma Letticia Galindo

Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 15:45:59 -0700 (MST)
From: ellyvangelderen <>
Subject: In Memoriam: Delma Letticia Galindo

In Memoriam: Delma Letticia Galindo

Last Saturday (October 17, 1998), Letticia Galindo passed away. An associate
Professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages and Literatures at ASU,
she had been battling cancer for some time but nevertheless continued teaching
until a few weeks ago. She will be very much missed for her personal warmth
and passion about her work and students, as well as for her professional
expertise in bilingualism, Spanish in the South West and second language

Letticia received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and came to
ASU in 1990. She published many articles, was a reviewer for Journal of
Sociolinguistics and for Southwest Journal of Linguistics, and had just
finished co-editing (with Maria Dolores Gonzales) Chicanas and Language:
Reconstruction, Reflection and Innovation (in print 1999). She was involved in
the National Association of Chicana/Chicano Studies and received many grants
and awards, among them an award honoring her for contributing to the quality
of life for students at ASU.

We will miss her. May she rest in peace.

Elly van Gelderen (for the Committee on Linguistics)

Elly van Gelderen
Arizona State University
English Department
Tempe, AZ 85287-0302,
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