Bachelor in Foreign Languages, Washington State University, 1957. Master of Arts in Romance Languages, University Washington, 1959. Doctor of Philosophy, University Washington, 1960.
Instructor Romance languages, U. Washington, Seattle, 1959-1960; acting assistant professor Romance languages, U. Washington, Seattle, 1960-1961; assistant professor Italian, U. Toronto, 1961-1965 associate professor Italian, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1965-1968; professor linguistics, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1968-1984; professor linguistics emeritus, U. Colorado, Boulder, since 1984; M C.
Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association Center United States of America West, Academy American Poetry.
Married Elenore Ruth Andersen, August 10, 1983.