March 30, 2004

In memoriam Larry Trask

We are deeply saddened to report that Larry Trask, a distinguished historical linguist and student of Basque, has passed away after a long illness. He made a strong and positive impression, not merely intellectual but personal, even on those who knew him only through his writing and correspondence. His Basque Language page contains much information about this often misunderstood language, including an excellent section on Prehistory and connections with other languages.

Here is an obituary written by his colleague Richard Coates at the University of Sussex, and here is an obituary in the newspaper Euskadi en el Mundo. Here is an interview with him published last summer in The Guardian.

Posted by Bill Poser at March 30, 2004 06:08 PM