Student, University Munich, 1933. Student, University Zurich, 1934. Student, University Padua, 1936.
Doctor of Letters, University Florence, 1936. Perfezionamento, University Florence, 1937. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Swarthmore College, 1981.
Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 1988. Master of Arts (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 1971.
Staff member, Istituto Studi Etruschi, Florence, 1936-1938;
lecturer, research assistant, instructor, Yale University, 1939-1942, 44-45. Lecturer, instructor Hartford Seminary Foundation, 1942-1943, 45-46. Lecturer Hunter College, 1942-1943, 46.
Lecturer charge Army specialized training University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia,1943-1944, associate professor, 1948-1959, professor linguistics, 1959-1985, professor emeritus, since 1985, department chairman linguistics, 1963-1970, co-chairman, 1978-1979, cn. Caldwell Prize committee, 1989-1991. P-4 Foreign Service Institute, Department State, 1946-1947.
Associate professor of University Texas, 1947-1948. Senior linguist Deccan College, India, 1955. Fulbright lecturer, Kiel, summer 1968, University of Oxford, 1976-1977.
Corporation visiting committee foreign literature and linguistics Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1968-1974. Chairman overseers commission to visit department linguistics Harvard University, 1978-1984. Visiting associate professor University of Michigan, 1946, 52, Princeton University, 1959-1960.
Visiting associate professor Georgetown University, 1952-1953, 54, Collitz professor, 1955. Visiting professor Yale University, 1961-1962, University of Michigan, 1968. Member Seminar, Columbia University, since 1965.
Visiting staffmem., Leuven, 1986. Fellow St. John's College, University of Oxford, 1976-1977. Delegate Comparative Linguistics International Research and Exchs.
Board, 1986; cons.Etymological Dictionary of Old High German, since 1980. Poultney lecturer Johns Hopkins University, 1991. Co-promotor, Leuven, 1992.
Member academic committee Yarmouk U., 1997.
(An Interdisciplinary perspective of the biological metaph...)
(Colloquial Hindi and/or Urdu (frequently called Hirdu). T...)
Fellow British Academy (correspondent), American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society (research committee 1978-1984, library committee 1984-1994, chairman 1988-1994, membership committee class IV 1984-1990, chairman 1987-1990, executive committee 1988-1994, publications committee since 1994, Henry Allen Moe prize 1991), New York Academy of Sciences, Linguistic Society of America (president 1958), American Oriental Society (editor 1954-1958, president 1966-1967), Philological Society (London), Linguistic Society India, Linguistics Association Great Britain, International Society History Linguistics, Indogermanische Gesellschaft, American Philological Association, Classical Association Atlantic States, Henry Sweet Society, Studienkreis Geschichte der Sprachwissenschaft, Deutsch-polnische Gesellschaft der University Wroclaw/Breslau, North America Association History of Language Sciences, Fulbright Association, International Society Friends of Wroclaw University, Federation American Scientists.
Married Gabriele Schoepflich, December 26, 1944, (deceased 2001). Children: Frances Gertrude, Susan Annual.