Bernard S. Comrie#


Bernard S. Comrie
Membership Number:2345
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Elected:2006
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES
Homepage(s):http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/people/bernard-comrie





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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