Massachusetts Institute of Technology: (Linguistics, Philosophy; thesis “West Scandinavian Vowel Systems and the Ordering of Phonological Rules“) 9/66–9/69 (Ph.D. Linguistics 9/69)
Illinois Institute of Technology: (Linguistics, Mathematics) 9/64–6/66 (B.S. Linguistics 6/66)
University of Chicago: (Mathematics) 10/60–1/63 (12th Grade Certificate 6/61)
Yale University: Dorothy R. Diebold Professor of Linguistics 12/05-6/17, Emeritus 7/17–present; Professor of Linguistics 7/94–6/17 (Chair, 7/95–6/04; 1/06–6/06; 1/07–12/10; DGS 1/12–6/14); Dorothy R. Diebold Professor of Linguistics 12/05-6/17 ; Professor of Psychology 7/00–6/17; Program in Cognitive Science 5/99–6/17 (Chair, 5/99–6/06)
The Johns Hopkins University: Professor of Cognitive Science 7/88–6/95 (Chair, 1991–1994); Member, Zanvyl Krieger Mind/Brain Institute 1990–1995; Member, Center for Speech Processing, 1992–1995
University of Maryland: Professor of Linguistics (Adjunct) 11/88–6/95
Stanford University: Leon Sloss Visiting Professor of Linguistics, 7/83–6/84
University of California, Los Angeles: Professor of Linguistics 7/79–6/90; Associate Professor of Linguistics 7/75–6/79; Cognitive Science Development Committee, (Chair, 1/87–1/88; Vice–Chair, 1/88–6/88)
Harvard University: Associate Professor of Linguistics 7/73–6/75; Assistant Professor of Linguistics 7/69–6/73
Awards and Post-Doctoral Fellowships
LSA Presidential Proclamation Award: The Inaugural Distinguished Linguistic Connoisseur. Presented by LSA President John Baugh at 97th LSA Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 7 January, 2023.
Presented with Festschrift volume On Looking Into Words (Language Sciences Press, editors Claire Bowern, Laurence Horn & Raffaella Zanuttini), 18 May, 2017.
Victoria A. Fromkin Lifetime Service Award, Linguistic Society of America (January, 2014)
“Maxima Distinción a la Trayectoria Investigativa,” Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru (awarded 2 July, 2009)
Fellow, Linguistic Society of America (elected 2008)
Fellow, Association for Psychological Science (elected 2006)
Dorothy R. Diebold Professor of Linguistics, Yale University (named to Chair in December, 2005)
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (elected 1999)
Master of Arts privatim, Yale University, 1994
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (elected 1993)
Fullbright Fellowship for Teaching and Research in Linguistics, Geneva, Switzerland, 1992–1993 (declined)
John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, 1988–1989
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for Study and Research, 1982–1983
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship for Study and Research, 1972–1973
Linguistic Society of America: Honorary Members Committee (2019-2021); President (2007; vice-President/President-elect, 2006; Past and Acting President, 2008); Executive Committee (2002–2005); Delegate to CIPL, 2008-2013; Delegate to AAAS Section “Z” 2003–2008; Parliamentarian (1998–2002; 2010-2012); Committee on Computing (Chair, 1/93–8/94); Leonard Bloomfield Book Award Committee (1990–1991); Local Arrangements Committee (1989); Planning Committee for the Leonard Bloomfield Centennial (1986–1987); 1983 Linguistic Institute Advisory Committee (1981–1983); Resolutions Committee (1979); Program Committee (1978–1980); Committee to Select Fellows for the Linguistic Institute (1972)
American Association for the Advancement of Science: Annual Meeting Program Committee, 2009-2012; Linguistics and Language Science Section (Chair-elect, 1994–1995; Chair, 1995–1996; Retiring Chair, 1996–1997; Secretary, 1996–2001; Nominating Committee, 2004–2006)
Comité international permanent des linguistes (“CIPL”): First Vice-President, 2009-2013; Executive Committee, 2008–2013.
19th International Congress of Linguists (Geneva, July 2013): Chair, Scientific Committee; Member, Local Organizing Committee.
Haskins Laboratories: Affiliated Research Scientist, 2017–present; Member, Board of Directors, 1996–2017; Secretary, Board of Directors, 2015-2017.
UCSD/Salk Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny (CARTA): Member, 2007-present
Annual Review of Linguistics: Member, Editorial Committee, 2013–2022.
Oxford University Press: General Editor, Oxford Studies of Endangered Languages.
National Science Foundation: Biological, Behavioral and Social Sciences Task Force Looking to the 21st Century (1990–1991); Workshop in Information and Representation (30/3–1/4, 1985); Oversight Committee for Cognitive Sciences (1984); Advisory Panel for Linguistics (1979–1981)
Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (Flemish Scientific Research Foundation, Belgium): “Cult1” review panel for research grants, 2013-2019.
Council on Higher Education, Israel: Chair, Committee to review Linguistics programs in Israel, 2012-2014.
Swiss National Science Foundation: Review Panel for selection of National Centers of Competence in Research (2009)
Endangered Language Fund: Member (ex officio), Board of Directors, 1995–6/04; 7/07–12/10
Language Science Press: Advisory Board, 1/21–present