This week for Spotlight Thursday, we are proud to feature our very own Sarah “Sally” Thomason, to whom the 2013 LSA Linguistics Institute has been dedicated to.
Sally is the William J. Gedney Collegiate Professor of Linguistics and Chair of the Department. She has been on the faculty at the University of Michigan since 1999. Before that, she was a member of the faculty at the University of
Pittsburgh. She is well known for her groundbreaking work on language contact, historical linguistics, and Montana Salish. She served as the longtime editor of Language, has been the President of the Linguistic Society of America and is one of the regular contributors to the blog, Language Log. Her awards and professional honors are too numerous to list here, but trust us, there are many and each is well deserved!
She is also well known for her doodle art, and is the artist responsible for providing the 2013 Institute with its wolverine mascot. Thanks Sally!