Morris Halle, né Pinkowitz, is a Latvian-American Jewish linguist and an Institute Professor and professor emeritus of linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Latvian Americans are Citizens of the United States who are of Latvian ancestry PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Linguistics is the scientific study of Language, encompassing a number of sub-fields Institute Professor is the highest title that can be awarded to a faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Emeritus (ɨˈmɛrɨtəs is an Adjective that is used in the title of a retired Professor, Bishop or other professional He was born in Liepaja, Latvia, in 1923, and moved with his family to Riga in 1929. Liepāja (liepaja) is a city in western Latvia on the Baltic sea and the administrative center of Liepāja district. Latvia ( Latvija officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika is a Country in Northern Europe in the Baltic region. Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Riga (Rīga riːga) the Capital of Latvia, is situated on the Baltic Sea coast on the mouth of the river Daugava. Year 1929 ( MCMXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. They arrived in the United States in 1940. Year 1940 ( MCMXL) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
From 1941 to 1943, Halle studied engineering at the City College of New York. Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The City College of The City University of New York (known more commonly as the City College of New York or simply City College, CCNY, or colloquially as He entered the United States Army in 1943 and was discharged in 1946, at which point he went to the University of Chicago, where he got his master's degree in linguistics in 1948. The United States Army is a military organization whose primary mission is to "provide necessary forces and capabilities. Year 1946 ( MCMXLVI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The University of Chicago is a Private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. Year 1948 ( MCMXLVIII) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. He then studied at Columbia University under Roman Jakobson, became a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1951, and earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1955. Columbia University is a private University in the United States and a member of the Ivy League. Roman Osipovich Jakobson, (Russian Роман Осипович Якобсон) ( 11 October 1896 – 18 July 1982) was a Russian Year 1951 ( MCMLI) was a Common year starting on Monday. Events of 1951 January "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. Year 1955 ( MCMLV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar) He retired from MIT in 1996, but he remains active in research and publication. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) He is fluent in German, Yiddish, Latvian, Russian, Hebrew and English. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. Yiddish (yi [[wiktייִדיש ייִדיש]] yidish or yi [[wiktאידיש אידיש]] idish, literally "Jewish" is a nonterritorial High Latvian language (latviešu valoda is the official state language of Latvia. Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States He lives with his wife Rosamond in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cambridge Massachusetts is a City in the Greater Boston area of Massachusetts, United States. He has three sons, David, John and Timothy, all of whom are married. David is a primary school teacher with a daughter, Casey; John taught music at Yale and now teaches at Bard College as does his wife, and they have a son, Benjamin; Timothy has a daughter, Cecilia. Halle is best known for his pioneering work in generative phonology, having written "On Accent and Juncture in English" in 1956 with Noam Chomsky and Fred Lukoff and The Sound Pattern of English in 1968 with Chomsky. Phonology ( Greek φωνή (phōnē voice sound + λόγος (lógos word speech subject of discussion is the systematic use of sound to encode meaning Year 1956 ( MCMLVI) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Avram Noam Chomsky (noʊm ˈtʃɑmski born December 7 1928 is an American linguist, Philosopher, cognitive scientist, Political Fred Lukoff (November 12 1920 - August 13 2000 was an American linguist who specialized in the study of the Korean language and was the first president The Sound Pattern of English (frequently referred to as SPE is a work on Phonology (a branch of Linguistics) by Noam Chomsky and Morris Year 1968 ( MCMLXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.