Bernard S. Comrie#

Bernard S. Comrie
Membership Number:2345
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2002–2021 Distinguished Professor of Linguistics, University of California Santa Barbara (Retired since 2021)
  • 1998–2015 Honorary Professor of Linguistics, University of Leipzig (Emeritus since 2015)
  • 1997–2015 Director, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Emeritus since 2015)
  • 1981–1998 Professor of Linguistics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • 1978–1981 Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • 1974–1978 University Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Cambridge
  • 1972–1974 Senior Assistant in Research, Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge
  • 1970–1974 Junior Research Fellow, King’s College, Cambridge
  • 1972 PhD University of Cambridge: Linguistics

Fields of Scholarship
  • Linguistics
  • Linguistic typology
  • Historical linguistics
  • Language documentation
  • Languages of the Caucasus
  • Languages of New Guinea

Honours and Awards
  • since 2015 Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society
  • 2010 Honorary Doctor of Philosophy, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • since 2007 Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America
  • since 2006 Member, Academia Europaea
  • 2004 Honorary Doctor of Letters, La Trobe University, Australia
  • since 2000 Foreign Member, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • since 1999 Corresponding Fellow, British Academy
  • since 1999 Corresponding Member (1999–2015: Member), Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig

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