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In Memoriam: John Moyne

John A. Moyne, 93, professor emeritus of linguistics and computer science at the Graduate Center, died on February 25, 2014. A former chair of the computer science department at Queens College, he joined the doctoral faculty of the M.A. and Ph.D. Program in Linguistics before 1980 and served as executive officer from November 1983 to June 1988. He retired from the Graduate Center in 1991.  

Moyne received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in linguistics and Near Eastern languages and literatures. He wrote and coauthored more than a dozen books and numerous articles in professional journals in linguistics and cognitive sciences. Iranian by birth, he was regarded as one of the foremost scholars and translators of the Persian poet Rumi, as well as a pioneer helping usher in the field of computational linguistics.

Submitted on: MAR 3, 2014

Category: Computer Science, General GC News, Linguistics