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Morris Halle

Latvian-American linguist

1923   -   2018

country of citizenship: Latvia, United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Chicago
occupation: linguist, university teacher, computer scientist
award received: Guggenheim Fellowship
position held: president of the Linguistic Society of America

Morris Halle (; July 23, 1923 – April 2, 2018) was a Latvian-born Jewish American linguist who was an Institute Professor, and later professor emeritus, of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The father of "modern phonology", he was best known for his pioneering work in generative phonology, having written "On Accent and Juncture in English" in 1956 with Noam Chomsky and Fred Lukoff and The Sound Pattern of English in 1968 with Chomsky. He also co-authored (with Samuel Jay Keyser) the earliest theory of generative metrics.
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The Sound Pattern of English

book by Noam Chomsky and Morris Halle

author: Noam Chomsky, Morris Halle


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