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educator , linguist

John Anton Goldsmith, American linguist, educator. Fellow American Academy Arts & Sciences; member Linguistics Society of America (member executive committee 1988-1991).

Background

Goldsmith, John Anton was born on November 7, 1951 in New York City. Son of Simon Albert and Thelma Margaret (Ettesvold) Goldsmith.

Education

Bachelor, Swarthmore College, 1972; Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976.

Career

Assistant, associate then professor, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1976-1984; professor, University of Chicago, since 1984; Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Svc. professor, University of Chicago, since 1997. Board directors University of Chicago Press, 1990-1994.

Works

Membership

Fellow American Academy Arts & Sciences. Member Linguistics Society of America (member executive committee 1988-1991).

Connections

Married Jessie Elizabeth Pinkham, November 20, 1982. Children: Elizabeth, Paul, Julia.

father:
Simon Albert Goldsmith

mother:
Thelma Margaret (Ettesvold) Goldsmith

spouse:
Jessie Elizabeth Pinkham

child:
Paul Goldsmith

child:
Julia Goldsmith

child:
Elizabeth Goldsmith