Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 22:15:19 -0400
From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
Subject: sad news.
I am sorry to report that Bob Howren (former chair of linguistics at Univ.
North Carolina at Chapel Hill) died suddenly of a heart attack Friday
afternoon. He had been gliding in western NC; apparently landed the glider
fine, stepped out, collapsed and could not be revived. I am told that Bob
explicitly did not want a standard public memorial service and that there
will be none. There may be a small private gathering for family and close
His wife's (Phyllis) address is 402 Ransom St., Chapel Hill , NC
Those who have studied Ocracoke dialect will rember that Bob wrote a landmark
early study on Outer Banks pronunciation.