Robert Blust

American linguist

Robert Andrew Blust (May 9, 1940 – January 5, 2022)[1] was an American linguist. His works were about historical linguistics, lexicography and ethnology. He was a Professor of Linguistics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Blust's works were also about the Austronesian languages.

Robert Blust
Robert Andrew Blust

(1940-05-09)May 9, 1940
DiedJanuary 5, 2022(2022-01-05) (aged 81)
Other namesBai Lesi (白樂思)
EducationB.A. in Anthropology (1967),

M.A. in Linguistics (1968),

PhD in Linguistics (1974), University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
OccupationHistorical linguistics, lexicography and ethnology
EmployerUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
TitleProfessor of Linguistics;
Review editor for the journal Oceanic Linguistics
Spouse(s)Laura Chang-Blust (白嫪拉)
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese白樂思

Blust died of cancer on January 5, 2022 in Honolulu, Hawaii at the age of 81.[2]

References Edit

  1. Adelaar, Alexander (2009). Austronesian historical linguistics and culture history: a festschrift for Robert Blust. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics. ISBN 978-0-85883-601-3. OCLC 320478674.
  2. "LLM Volume 40, 2022". 7 January 2022. Retrieved 11 January 2022. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)