Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin-Madison, 1948; Master of Arts, University Wisconsin-Madison, 1949; Doctor of Philosophy, Radcliffe College, 1959.
With editorial department, G&C Merriam Company, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1953-1956; member of faculty, U. Massachusetts, Amherst, since 1959; Professor of English, U. Massachusetts, since 1972; visiting Professor of English, Emory University, 1978.
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Library. Swift River Valley Hist Society, 1972-1983. Fellow Dictionary Society North America. Member Modern Language Association, American Dialect Society (president 1974, historian since 1983), American Name Society (president 1971), Massachusetts Hort Society, Modern Humanities Research Association, Medieval Academy American, Linguistic Society of America, New York Academy of Sciences, American Folklore Society, National Council Teachers English, Phi Beta Kappa.