Aug. 12, 1999
Vol. 18 No. 20

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    LSA creates McCawley memorial fellowship

    By Theresa Carson
    News Office

    The Linguistics Society of America has established a memorial fellowship in remembrance of the late James McCawley, the Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professor in Linguistics, who left an outstanding legacy of work in his field.

    Through the fellowship, students will be able to attend the LSA Linguistic Institute beginning in summer 2001. The fellowship will be awarded to two individuals, students from the University of Chicago or from currency-restricted nations, particularly in Asia.

    McCawley, who died of a sudden hear attack on April 10, was scheduled to teach at this year’s LSA Linguistic Institute. The institute, which is held once every two years, took place at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign this summer.

    This year’s institute director Adele Goldberg wrote, “McCawley helped change the direction of linguistics when he taught at the Linguistic Institute at the University of Illinois in 1968, and we were very much looking forward to having him for a return visit some three decades later. He was scheduled to teach an introductory course on the Philosophy of Science. As there is no replacing James D. McCawley, the course will be cancelled.”

    For more information about the McCawley Fellowship, contact Salikoko Mufwene at (773) 702-8531 or Shaleane Gee at (773) 702-9290.