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us: Cowan, J Milton


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  • Variants

    • us: Cowan, Milt
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1907-02-22
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1993-12-20
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Salt Lake City (Utah)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Northampton (Mass.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Ithaca (N.Y.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Linguistic Society of America
        • Affiliation Start: 1937
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Modern Language Association of America
        • Affiliation Start: 1934
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Acoustical Society of America
        • Affiliation Start: 1936
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Linguistic Institute
        • Affiliation Start: 1936
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) American Council of Learned Societies. Critical Language Program
        • Affiliation Start: 1942
        • Affiliation End: 1946
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Cornell University. Division of Modern Languages
        • Affiliation Start: 1946
        • Affiliation End: 1972
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Spoken Language Services
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Linguistics
          (lcsh) Languages--Study and teaching
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Linguists
        • Sources

          • found: Archives of speech, 1934-
          • found: JSTOR, Language, v. 71, no. 2 (June 1995), viewed June 15, 2016: p. 341 (J Milton Cowan; member of Linguistic Society of America since 1937, sec.-treas. 1941-1950, president 1966, died Dec. 20, 1993 in Northampton, Mass.; born Feb. 22, 1907 in Salt Lake City, Utah; his parents give initial 'J' as place-holder for James or John, but he chose neither, instead giving his name as 'J, no period, Milton Cowan'; known as Milt among other nicknames) p. 342 (LDS missionary in Germany ca. 1930; German degrees in 1931-1932, Utah, then went to University of Iowa; doctorate 1935; asst. prof. of German 1930-1940; joined Modern Language Association 1934, Accoustical Society of America 1936, and Linguistic Society of America 1937) p. 344 (became director of the Intensive Language Program, American Council of Learned Societies, in 1942) p. 346 (appointed director of the new Division of Modern Languages at Cornell in 1946; upon his retirement in 1972 it was renamed Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics) p. 347 (in 1972 he and his wife Ted established a publishing house, Spoken Language Services)
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          • 1982-11-20: new
          • 2016-06-16: revised
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