Alice Harris Elected to Lead the Linguistic Society of America

alice harrisAlice C. Harris, professor of linguistics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was named vice president and president-elect of the Linguistic Society of America. Professor Harris will serve as president of the 5,000-member organization beginning in 2016. The society was founded in 1924 to promote linguistics research.

Dr. Harris has been on the faculty at the University of Massachusetts since 2009. Previously, she taught at Stony Brook University in New York and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Professor Harris is the author or coauthor of four books including Endoclitics and the Origins of Udi Morphosyntax (Oxford University Press, 2002).

Professor Harris is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. She holds a master’s degree from Essex University in England and a Ph.D. in linguistics from Harvard University.

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