January 22, 2005

Terry Crowley

David Nash has passed on the sad news that Terry Crowley, a linguist at the University of Waikato known particularly for his work on the languages of Vanuatu, passed away on January 15th at the age of 52. One of the languages on which he did a great deal of work is Bislama, a pidgin which is the national language of Vanuatu, for which he produced a reference grammar and dictionary. He also wrote an interesting Introduction to Historical Linguistics, unusual for its emphasis on data from Oceania. Radio Australia interviewed Nick Thieberger of the University of Melbourne about him.

Posted by Bill Poser at January 22, 2005 01:16 PM