Morris Halle

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  • 1978-1979
Morris Halle
Spring 1979
Topics in Linguistics

Morris Halle, Institute Professor Emeritus in the MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy, “was an expert in phonology, the structure of sounds in language. His wide-ranging work helped establish his own field as an important domain of research and helped systematize inquiry into the subject. Halle’s work was part of a revolution in linguistics that helped scholars understand human language as a phenomenon with a deep and universal structure, which stemmed from distinctive human faculties.” —Peter 

Obituary at MIT News

MIT News conversation with Professor Halle (2010)

Happy Birthday, Morris Halle (from The New Yorker, 2013)

Read the 1978 citation by the Killian Award Selection Committee