Stephen Wurm, 1922-2001: Linguist Extraordinaire

  title={Stephen Wurm, 1922-2001: Linguist Extraordinaire},
  author={Andrew Pawley},
  journal={Oceanic Linguistics},
  pages={1 - 14}
  • A. Pawley
  • Published 1 June 2002
  • Sociology
  • Oceanic Linguistics
Stephen Wurm died on October 24, 2001, aged 79. (1) He was one of a handful of scholars who shaped the direction of linguistic research in the Pacific in the decades after World War ii. He was a gifted fleidworker and prolific writer, with more than 300 publications to his name. (2) But above all he was an outstanding academic entrepreneur who helped to put Pacific linguistics "on the map" in three distinct senses. First, he established a vigorous program of research at the Australian National… Expand
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