Date: Fri, 11 Nov 1994 10:20:19 -0500 From: "William A. Kretzschmar, Jr." 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