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In Memoriam: Richard Bernard McGinn, Jr., 1939–2018

In Memoriam: Richard Bernard McGinn, Jr., 1939–2018 In Memoriam Richard Bernard McGinn, Jr., 1939–2018 Robert Blust UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I On the morning of March 26, 2018 Richard Bernard McGinn, Jr. passed away at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio, watched over by family and friends. With his passing we have lost a scholar who had a lifetime commitment to the Austronesian languages of insular Southeast Asia, a talented fieldworker, a lively and enthusiastic teacher, a skilled administrator and facilitator, a friend and colleague with an irrepressible sense of humor, and a committed social activist in his retirement years. Richard McGinn (“Dick” to his many friends) was born December 23, 1939, in Spo- kane, Washington, the second of five sons. After graduation from Gonzaga Preparatory School in 1957 he attended Gonzaga University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology in 1961, and a Master’s degree in English in 1966 (apparently conferred after most of his work for it had been completed in 1963). Like many others of his generation Dick’s interest in non-Western languages began when he joined the Peace Corps. After initial field training in Hawai‘i, he was off to the Philippines, where he worked from 1963 to 1966 at Los Baños in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oceanic Linguistics University of Hawai'I Press

In Memoriam: Richard Bernard McGinn, Jr., 1939–2018

Oceanic Linguistics , Volume 57 (2) – Dec 12, 2018

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Abstract

In Memoriam Richard Bernard McGinn, Jr., 1939–2018 Robert Blust UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I On the morning of March 26, 2018 Richard Bernard McGinn, Jr. passed away at O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens, Ohio, watched over by family and friends. With his passing we have lost a scholar who had a lifetime commitment to the Austronesian languages of insular Southeast Asia, a talented fieldworker, a lively and enthusiastic teacher, a skilled administrator and facilitator, a friend and colleague with an irrepressible sense of humor, and a committed social activist in his retirement years. Richard McGinn (“Dick” to his many friends) was born December 23, 1939, in Spo- kane, Washington, the second of five sons. After graduation from Gonzaga Preparatory School in 1957 he attended Gonzaga University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in English and Psychology in 1961, and a Master’s degree in English in 1966 (apparently conferred after most of his work for it had been completed in 1963). Like many others of his generation Dick’s interest in non-Western languages began when he joined the Peace Corps. After initial field training in Hawai‘i, he was off to the Philippines, where he worked from 1963 to 1966 at Los Baños in

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Oceanic LinguisticsUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Dec 12, 2018

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