Chuck Fillmore

From Amy Dahlstrom on Facebook today:

Charles Fillmore died yesterday at age 84 after a long battle with cancer. A brilliant linguist, especially in the field of lexical semantics, who influenced so many of us Berkeley students and colleagues elsewhere. He was sweet and funny and loving, and deeply devoted to [his wife, Berkeley linguist] Lily Wong Fillmore. The loss of my Doktorvater feels like the loss of a parent.

Knowing that this was in the cards, I posted a while back about my beloved friend and colleague Chuck, along with a link to a wonderful video he made about his career in 2012.

A photo:


Sorely missed.

One Response to “Chuck Fillmore”

  1. arnold zwicky Says:

    Ben Zimmer has now given a much fuller account of Chuck’s career and work on Language Log. And appreciations are piling up on Facebook.

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