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Anthropologist Hymes dies at 82

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Dell H. Hymes, 82, an influential linguistic anthropologist and folklorist who taught at Harvard from 1955 to 1960, died in Charlottesville, Va., on Nov. 13. Retiring from teaching in 2000 as the Commonwealth Professor of Anthropology and English Emeritus at the University of Virginia, Hymes will be remembered for his widespread advancement of the field of sociolinguistics.

A memorial gathering was held at the American Anthropological Association’s national meeting Dec. 5 in Philadelphia.