H-Judaic is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Joshua A. ("Shikl") Fishman (1926-2015), one of the founding fathers of socio-linguistics, a lifelong scholar of Yiddish, and a recognized leader in such fields as bilingual education, language and ethnicity, multiculturalism, language planning, test construction and medical anthropology. Prof.
I am very sorry to be sharing a notice of the death of one of our most distinguished independent scholars, Margaret Aston, at the age of 82. Dr.