We are saddened to learn of the recent deaths of Haruo Aoki (PhD Berkeley 1965), Professor Emeritus of East Asian Languages and Cultures at UC Berkeley; and Terrence Kaufman (PhD Berkeley 1963), Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh. Aoki was an authority on Nez Perce, the author of a grammar and dictionary of the language and the editor of two Nez Perce text volumes. Kaufman was one of the foremost specialists in Mesoamerican Indigenous languages and a significant historical linguist. For more information about their lives and accomplishments see this Facebook post.
March 8, 2022