[INDOLOGY] Calvert Watkins (13 March 1933 - 21 March 2013)

Rosane Rocher rrocher at sas.upenn.edu
Sat Mar 23 09:48:20 EDT 2013


I am sorry to learn of this sad news.  I might add that Calvert was also 
the devoted husband of our colleague Stephanie W. Jamison.  My thoughts 
are with her.

Rosane Rocher

On 3/23/13 8:35 AM, asko.parpola at helsinki.fi wrote:
>
> Dear Colleagues,
>
> I have received from Craig Melchert the sad news that Calvert Watkins 
> passed away in sleep on the 21st of March 2013 at home in Los Angeles.
>
> We have lost a scholar of giant achievements in Indo-European studies 
> and a gentle human being. Calvert Watkins took his Ph.D. in 
> linguistics in 1959 at Harvard University, where he was long Professor 
> of Indo-European Studies. In the following short bibliography I list 
> his principal works and the 65th birthday Festschrift published by his 
> students.
>
> With regards, Asko Parpola
>
> Watkins, Calvert 1969. Indogermanische Grammatik, III: Formenlehre, 1: 
> Geschichte der indogermanischen Verbalflexion. Heidelberg: Carl Winter 
> Universitätsverlag. 248 pp.
>
> Watkins, Calvert 1985. The American Heritage dictionary of 
> Indo-European roots. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company.
> 2nd edition, revised and edited, 2000. xli, 149 pp.
>
> Watkins, Calvert (ed.) 1987. Studies in memory of Warren Cowgill 
> (1929-1985). Papers from the fourth East Coast Indo-European 
> conference, Cornell University, June 6-9, 1985. (Untersuchungen zur 
> indogermanischen Sprach- und Kulturwissensdchaft, 3.) Berlin: Walter 
> de Gruyter.
>
> Watkins, Calvert 1994. Selected writings, edited by Lisi Oliver. Vol. 
> I-II. (Innsbrucker Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft, 80.) Innsbruck. 
> 772 pp.
>
> Watkins, Calvert 1995. How to kill a dragon: Aspects of Indo-European 
> poetics. New York: Oxford University Press. xiii, 613 pp.
>
> Watkins, Calvert 2008. Selected writings, edited by Lisi Oliver. Vol. 
> III: Publications 1992-2008. (Innsbrucker Beiträge zur 
> Sprachwissenschaft, 129.) Innsbruck. xi, 324 pp.
>
> Jasanoff, Jay, H. Craig Melchert and Lisi Oliver (eds.) 1998. Mír 
> curad: Studies in honor of Calvert Watkins. (Innsbrucker Beiträge zur 
> Sprachwissenschaft, 92.) Innsbruck. xvii, 715 pp., 1 portrait.
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