Re: RIP Larry Trask
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 29, 2004, 21:04|
Mark J. Reed wrote:
> An as-yet-unconfirmed post on sci.lang indicates that Larry Trask,
> well-known author and scholar of tongues, most notably Basque, passed
> away last Saturday at his home in Sussex, at the inexcusably young age
> of 59. I thought others on this list would want to know.
>This is truly sad. His "History of Basque" is such a sound, level-headed
work of scholarship (and yes, very well written), in a field that is all too
often the victim of just the opposite.
I always had the feeling I'd met him somewhere along the way, but apparently
it was only by reputation or imagination..... I thought it could have been
at the Univ. of Michigan, but I checked his CV, and he was never anywhere
near the place.