education

 

 

A.B. summa cum laude, Linguistics and Arabic, Harvard, 1971.

 

M.A. 1973; Ph.D. "with distinction" 1976, Univ. of Chicago

 

employment (excluding visiting appointments)

 

 

1989--

Professor of Linguistics, Univ. of Michigan (dry-line appt. as Prof. of Near Eastern Studies 1999--)

 

1987

Visiting Associate Professor of Linguistics (fall semester), Univ. of Michigan

 

1982‑85

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Harvard

 

1977‑82

Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Harvard

 

1973‑77

Research Fellow [fieldwork], Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies

 

professional associations

 

 

Association Internationale de Dialectologie Arabe, 1993--2004

 

Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas , 1990--

 

Linguistic Society of America, 1971-- (life member)

 

American Anthropological Association, 1970-- (life member)

 

Australian Linguistic Society, 1981-2005.

 

administration

 

 

1991-92

Acting Director, Linguistics Program

 

1989-94

Associate Director of Linguistics Program

 

 outside service

 

 

1999-00

board member, Southeast Regional Chapter of Fulbright Association

 

1998--

editorial board: Anthropological Linguistics

 

2005-2011

editorial board: Language Contact

 

Home Page  peer reviewer (NSF, NEH, Bunting Institute, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Israel National Science Foundation)

  referee for journals (Language, International Journal of American Linguistics, Current Anthropology, American Ethnologist, Linguistics, Anthropological Linguistics, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory)

  reviewer for publishers (Harvard U. Press, ISHI, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, Reidel, Oxford University Press, John Benjamins)

  1993  external consultant, professorial promotion, Univ. of Cambridge (England)

  1992  external consultant, professorial promotion, La Trobe Univ. (Australia)

  1991  external reader, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Sydney

  1990  external reader, Ph.D. dissertation, Australian National University

  1990  external consultant, Professorship of Linguistics, SUNY‑Buffalo

  1989  external consultant, professorial promotion, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  1989  external reader, Ph.D. dissertation, University of Sydney

  1986  Consultant, Linguistic Society of America panel on undergraduate education