Linguistics Department

Linguistics mourns the death of Professor Emeritus Robert T. Harms

Mon, October 10, 2016
Linguistics mourns the death of Professor Emeritus Robert T. Harms
The Department of Linguistics mourns the death of Professor Emeritus Robert T. Harms. Born in 1932, he died on October 5, 2016. He received his doctorate in 1960 from the University of Chicago. During his long tenure at UT that began in 1958 and that continued until his retirement in 2006, Bob made enormous contributions to linguistics—especially in phonology—and to our doctoral program. He was department chair from 1972 to 1977. In his years as graduate advisor, Bob showed unflagging concern for the welfare and intellectual progress of our graduate students. After retiring from the faculty, Bob’s scholarly contributions continued but in a new direction, specifically the scientific study of the flora of Texas. Our hearts go out to Bob's family.  View more information or make a contribution on the Bob Harms Memorial Page.
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