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Professor Emmon Bach

We are very sorry to announce the death of Professor Emmon Bach, last week. Emmon was one of the brightest and most influential figures in formal semantics, and was also well known for his work on morphology and North American languages.  He began his career at the University of Texas at Austin, and then moved to the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where he taught semantics, field methods, syntax, and morphology for many years until his retirement in 1992.  He has been with us at Oxford since 2007, when he gave the graduate lectures in Semantics, which he continued to do for several years.  In recent years we knew him best from his presence in the Syntax Working Group and in many of our lectures and the Monday seminars.  He also continued to do innovative research on morphology and semantics, having only recently finished a paper on morphosemantics and polysynthesis.

His funeral took place on Saturday, 13 December at St John's Chapel
Oxford Crematorium

Martin Maiden, FBA
Chair, Faculty Board of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics


Professor Anna Morpurgo Davies DBE

The Faculty is deeply sorry to announce that  Professor Anna Morpurgo Davies died on the 27th September, aged 77.

Professor Davies, who came to Oxford in 1962 and retired in 2004, fostered  the study of linguistics in the University throughout her long career and even in retirement. The very existence of the Faculty of Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics owes much to her support and inspiration. The loss to academic life in, and far beyond, Oxford, and to many of us individually, is inexpressible. An outstanding scholar, a remarkably wise and kind counsellor, and above all a much-loved friend, has been taken from us.

Her funeral took place in Somerville College Chapel on Saturday, 18 October 2014.

For an outline of her life and achievements, see also the obituary posted by her College, Somerville

Link to Somerville College Website

Martin Maiden, October 2014


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