Date: Fri, 11 Nov 1994 10:20:19 -0500

From: "William A. Kretzschmar, Jr." billk[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ATLAS.UGA.EDU

Subject: Michael Miller

I am sorry to report that Mike Miller has died after a long illness, in

Augusta, GA, to which he had moved this year from his long-time base in

Chicago. A good friend to many of us in the ADS, he was frequently in

attendance and giving papers at national and regional meetings. A student

of Raven McDavid, Mike's dissertation was on the speech of Augusta; he

had completed a manuscript on Augusta speech which will before long be in

print (arrangements are pending), and his materials are preserved in the

Linguistic Atlas archives here at UGA. Mike was among the earliest and

most proficient users of quantitative techniques in dialectology, and

among the foremost of those who could bridge the gap between traditional

dialectology and sociolinguistics. Mike was also my associate editor on

*Journal of English Linguistics*, and played a key role in the

internationalization of the journal during the 1980s. We will miss him.

Memorial services are being arranged (planning incomplete) for both

Augusta and Chicago.

Regards, Bill


Bill Kretzschmar Phone: 706-542-2246

Dept. of English FAX: 706-542-2181

University of Georgia Internet: billk[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

Athens, GA 30602-6205 Bitnet: wakjengl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uga