Bloch, Bernard, 1907-1965

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Death 1965
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Bernard Bloch was born in New York City in 1907. He received the B.A. and M.A. from the University of Kansas, and the Ph.D. from Brown University. He was instructor of English at Mount Holyoke College (1931-1932) and instructor of English and German at Brown University (1937-1943). At Yale University Bloch was professor of linguistics (1943-1965), chairman of the Department of Indic and Far Eastern Languages and Literatures (1952-1963), and director of graduate studies in linguistics (1952-1965). From 1943-1946 Bloch was the director of the Japanese language program of the American Specialized Training Program and Civil Affairs Training School at Yale. An active member of the Linguistic Society of America, Bloch edited the society's journal, Language, from 1940-1965, and was president of the society in 1953. He died in 1965.

From the description of Bernard Bloch papers, 1936-1965 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702169077

Bernard Bloch was born in New York City in 1907. He received the B.A. and M.A. from the University of Kansas, and the Ph.D. from Brown University. He was instructor of English at Mount Holyoke College (1931-1932) and instructor of English and German at Brown University (1937-1943). At Yale University Bloch was professor of linguistics (1943-1965), chairman of the Department of Indic and Far Eastern Languages and Literatures (1952-1963), and director of graduate studies in linguistics (1952-1965). From 1943-1946 Bloch was the director of the Japanese language program of the American Specialized Training Program and Civil Affairs Training School at Yale. An active member of the Linguistic Society of America, Bloch edited the society's journal, Language, from 1940-1965, and was president of the society in 1953. He died in 1965.

Bernard Bloch (1907-1965) received the B.A. in English (1928) and the M.A. in Comparative Literature (1929) from the University of Kansas, and the Ph.D. in English and General Linguistics (1935) from Brown University. He was awarded the M.A. (honorary) from Yale University in 1950 and the L.H.D. from Lawrence University in 1963.

Bloch was a field worker (1931-1933), editorial assistant (1933-1935), and assistant editor (1935-1942), on the Linguistic Atlas of New England. He was instructor of English at Mount Holyoke College (1931-1932)., and instructor of English (1937-1938), German (1939), and assistant professor of English (1939-1943), at Brown University. At Yale University Bloch was assistant professor (1943-1945), associate professor (1945-1950), and professor of linguistics (1950-1965). He was chairman of the Department of Indic and Far Eastern Languages and Literatures (1952-1963), and director of graduate studies in linguistics (1952-1965). From 1943-1946 Bloch was the director of the Japanese language program of the American Specialized Training Program and Civil Affairs Training School at Yale. Throughout his teaching career Bloch guest lectured at universities in the United States and at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

An active member of the Linguistic Society of America, Bloch edited the society's journal, Language, from 1940-1965, and was president of the society in 1953. He was also active in the American Council of Learned Societies, the American Oriental Society, the American Dialect Society, and the Société de Linguistique de Paris.

Bloch was the co-author of Linguistic Atlas of New England, six volumes (1939-1943), Outline of Linguistic Analysis (1942) and Spoken Japanese (1945), and contributed numerous articles to professional journals.

From the guide to the Bernard Bloch papers, 1936-1965, (Manuscripts and Archives)

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  • World War, 1939-1945
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