Michael Silverstein Cause of Death | Passed Away | Obituary | Died | Funeral Plans – The family of Michael Silverstein has announced the passing away of their beloved one. He died in the year 2020.
Michael Silverstein, groundbreaking anthropologist and linguist has passed away. He died on July 17, 2020.
Michael Silverstein, a leading University of Chicago anthropologist who made groundbreaking contributions to linguistic anthropology and helped define the field of sociolinguistics, died in Chicago following a battle with brain cancer. He was 74.
He was Born Sept. 12, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York, Silverstein earned his bachelor’s degree and doctorate from Harvard University. He was invited by the Department of Anthropology to teach the Language in Culture introductory course in the fall of 1970. He was hired as associate professor with tenure in 1971 and was promoted to professor in 1978.
A prolific writer of essays, articles and reviews, Silverstein’s books included Whitney on Language, Natural Histories of Discourse (with Greg Urban), Talking Politics and Creatures of Politics: Media, Message and the American Presidency (with Michael Lempert). He was active in professional service across UChicago, including as a member of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Institutional Review Board for Research with Human Subjects from 1997-2000 and 2001-2005. He served as board chair from 2005-2012.
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Friends, Family and loved ones are extremely sad and currently grieving as the news of his death was announced.
He is survived by his wife, Mara Tapp, and children, Ariella and G.
“The University gave me many things, but the very best was my husband,” said Tapp, AM’77. “Michael and I met through the University, where my parents had also taught, and of which I am an alumnae and former employee. The U of C and Chicago were his destinations of choice because of their integrity, which he worked hard to protect.
His kindness, dedication, passion and generosity were equally present with his family. He was an adoring, supportive and equal partner, a devoted and nurturing father. He was our everything. We are so grateful for the many acknowledgments of Michael’s contributions to his fields, his colleagues and his students.”
A public memorial will be announced at a later date, when social gatherings are possible. The Division of the Social Sciences is establishing the Michael Silverstein Memorial Fund to support and encourage doctoral students of Anthropology. Details about this fund and how to contribute to it are forthcoming.
Michael Silverstein cause of death is Brain Cancer.
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