Peter Ladefoged

It’s a sad day for the entire profession. As soon as I find an obituary, I’ll post. Done — see below. In the meantime, here are a few pages noting Peter’s passing this week at the age of 80.

You may also be interested in reading about Ladefoged’s career in his own words (.pdf), which appears to have been written sometime within the last few years.

And for a little comic relief from the sadness: a linguist joke in which “the Devil [is] a tall, handsome man with a voice rather like Peter Ladefoged’s.”

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