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Jerry Lee Norman 1936 - 2012

Jerry Lee Norman

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Monday, July 09, 2012
I was very fortunate to have been one of Jerry Norman's students in the early 1980s. He was warm, caring, patient, and ever so generous with his time, his field data and other resources. I learned ever so much under his tutelage. And he was a wonderful role model. I will always remember, also, his ever ready smile and his quiet chuckle. I cherish the many happy memories of studying with him, and engaging in many Chinese linguistics activities, from organizing presentations for the Chinese Linguistics Circle of the Pacific Northwest (dubbed by Mantaro Hashimoto) to organizing the 16th International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics. He will be sorely missed.

My deepest condolences to Stella and the rest of the Norman family.
Monday, July 09, 2012
Jerry taught me so much how to teach and how to learn. He was a wonderful mentor. I will never forget his encouragement, his honesty, and his laugh.
Monday, July 09, 2012
As part of the next generation of scholars who studied under Professor Norman, we're indebted to him for his broad-ranging, detailed research, patient teaching, and intellectual generosity. I remember his delight in getting a Manchu text analysis class occasionally conversing in Manchu. My condolences to the Norman and AL&L families.
Monday, July 09, 2012
Although I only met Jerry a few times in person when I came to conferences and lectures in Seattle, our acquaintance feels much deeper and longer, going back to my student days in the 80ies, when I first devoured his work on Chinese dialectology and everything he wrote ever since. He has been a true giant in so many linguistic fields, someone who I will continue to admire for his scientific creativeness, independence of mind, argumentative precision, consistency and clarity.
Monday, July 09, 2012
I had the privilege to have studied Historical Phonology and Early Mandarin with Professor Norman after his retirement from UW, and had him on my dissertation committee. Professor Norman was a kind, nice, cheerful and patient mentor, and always smiled. It is really sad that he had left us, but i am sure we will always miss him. My condolences to Professor Norman's family.
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2012-6-12 This is the last pic I took with him when i graduated from UW in 2009.

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