Indian-American Prof Braj Kachru dead

Mahendra Verma mkv1 at YORK.AC.UK
Wed Aug 3 05:02:26 EDT 2016


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Very sad to hear that Prof Kachru is not with us any more. He made immense
and original contribution to the concept of World Englishes. May he rest in
peace.

mahendra

Mahendra Verma
University of York.

On 3 August 2016 at 02:14, Frank Southworth <frank.southworth at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> Dear Colleagues,
> Since writing my earlier message, I've learned from Indira Junghare's
> letter that Yamuna has also passed away. I am very sad to hear that, as she
> was also a very impressive scholar and a valued colleague.
>
> Frank Southworth
>
> On Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 3:44 PM, Frank Southworth <
> frank.southworth at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Dear Colleagues,
>>
>> It is sad to learn of Braj Kachru's passing. I knew him as an
>> accomplished scholar and a fine human being. I have good memories of
>> interacting with him, though it has been many years since we met.
>>
>> Nothing was said in the notice about Yamuna, whom I knew before her
>> marriage. I hope she is well, and I offer her my sincere condolences.
>>
>> Frank Southworth, New York City
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 2, 2016 at 10:18 AM, Lakhan GUSAIN <lgusain at hotmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
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>>> http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/jammu-kashmir/indian-american-prof-braj-kachru-dead/274370.html
>>>
>>> Posted at: Aug 1, 2016, 9:35 AM; last updated: Aug 1, 2016, 3:29 PM (IST)Indian-American
>>> Prof Braj Kachru dead
>>>
>>>
>>> Noted Indian-American Professor Emeritus of Linguistics Braj B. Kachru
>>> has passed away in Urbana. He was 84.
>>>
>>> Braj Kachru, a Jubilee Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, faculty of
>>> Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois in
>>> Urbana-Champaign, died on July 29. Kachru is survived by his daughter and
>>> son.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> He was born on May 15 in 1932 in Srinagar. Kachru married Yamuna Keskar
>>> who died on April 19 in 2013.
>>> He was a member of the Indian Cultural Society, The Linguistic Society
>>> of America and the founder of the International Association of World
>>> Englishes. He coined the term ‘World English’ and published extensive
>>> studies on Kashmiri.
>>> At the University of Illinois, Braj headed the Department of Linguistics
>>> (1968–79), directed the Division of English as an International Language
>>> (1985–91), and was director of the Center for Advanced Study (June 1996 –
>>> January 2000).
>>> At the Linguistic Institute of the Linguistic Society of America, he was
>>> appointed director in 1978. He was the president of the American
>>> Association of Applied Linguistics (1984).
>>> He was named Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Illinois
>>> in 1992. In 1998, he became the Sir Edward Youde Memorial Fund Visiting
>>> Professor at Hong Kong University.
>>> He went on to become the president of the International Association for
>>> World Englishes (1997–99), and eventually the Honorary Fellow of the
>>> Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, (now English and
>>> Foreign Languages University) in Hyderabad in 2001.
>>> Kachru authored and edited over 25 books and more than 100 research
>>> papers, reviews and review articles. He was on the editorial board of
>>> journals such as the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development,
>>> International Journal of the Sociology of Languages, Asian Englishes and
>>> Linguistics and the Human Sciences.
>>> Along with authoring the prize-winning “The Alchemy of English: The
>>> Spread, Functions and Models of Non-Native Englishes”, Kachru was also the
>>> Associate Editor for Contributor to the Cambridge History of the English
>>> Language and the acclaimed The Oxford Companion to the English Language. —
>>> PTI
>>> > >
>>>
>>
>>
>
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