Haas, Mary

Haas, Mary

(1910–  ) linguist; born in Richmond, Ind. She earned a Ph.D. at Yale (1935) and taught for many years at the University of California: Berkeley. She specialized in linguistic prehistory and in Thai and American Indian languages. She is the author of Spoken Thai (1946) and Prehistory of Languages (1969).
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