Issue of Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
(We do think this merits a special late-summer issue of Whamit!)
We are overjoyed to announce that our colleague Donca Steriade has been named a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America. Congratulations, Donca!!!
The just-announced class of 2015 LSA Fellows includes two other MIT PhD alums, in addition to Donca (PhD 1982): C.-T. James Huang of Harvard (MIT PhD 1982) (Donca’s classmate, in fact) and Thomas Wasow of Stanford (MIT PhD 1972). Of the 110 LSA Fellows named since the honor was initiated in 2006, 30 - slightly more than a quarter - are MIT PhDs. Donca is the fifth member of the MIT faculty to be named an LSA Fellow, joining her colleagues Irene Heim and David Pesetsky and Institute Professors emeritus Morris Halle and Noam Chomsky.
A few links:
a 2010 news article about Donca Steriade and Morris Halle
Donca’s web page
the full list of 2015 Fellows: http://www.linguisticsociety.org/news/2014/08/25/announcing-lsa-fellows-class-2015