It is with great regret that the Department of Linguistics at Yale University has learned of the death of Prof. Samuel E. Martin, a distinguished emeritus member of our faculty, on November 28, 2009, at his home in Vancouver, Washington after a long illness. Prof. Martin retired from Yale in 1994 after more than 40 years in the departments of Linguistics and East Asian Languages. He was also a fellow of Timothy Dwight College at Yale and a member of Manuscript. He was quite prominent in his field of Japanese and Korean Linguistics, and received significant awards from the governments of Korea and Japan for his work.
A fuller appreciation of Prof. Martin's life and career will follow at a later date.
Stephen R. Anderson Dorothy R. Diebolt Professor of Linguistics (Chair) Yale University