Mickey Noonan

John Peterson jpeterso at UNI-OSNABRUECK.DE
Thu Feb 26 07:03:17 UTC 2009

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Dear all,

It is with deep regret that I pass along the following message to the
members of this list. Mickey's passing away is a great loss and he will
surely be missed by many.



Dear colleagues,

It is with a heavy heart that we have to inform you about the sudden and most
unexpected death of Professor Michael Noonan.

Mickey (as he was fondly known) wrote extensively on the languages of
Nepal, particularly Chantyal and Narphu of the TGTM group, and published
numerous articles, grammars, dictionaries, and text-collections. In
addition to his invaluable grammatical studies of previously undescribed
languages, he conducted broad comparative historical and typological
research and was a
significant contributor to the literature on functional-typological
linguistics. He was also actively involved in editorialship. He was one of
the two Managing Editors of Studies in Language and SLCS, the General
Editor of Typological Studies in Language, the founder and Associate
Editor of Himalayan Linguistics. He was also a member of the Editorial
Board of BSSAL and LTBA.

Mickey will be remembered for his deep linguistic analyses, his lasting
descriptive works, his constructive and insightful criticism, and his
leadership in our shared field.

He will be greatly missed.

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