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