2018-04-05 22:50:47 UTC
has died at the age of 94.
I gather that he was the head of linguistics at MIT and arranged
a position there for Noam Chomsky. MIT's news release credits
the pair of them for "groundbreaking research" that helped
create modern linguistics.
I don't know enough about the subject to have an opinion, but I thought
this might be of interest in aue.