George L. Trager

Fellow: Awarded 1941

Field of Study: Linguistics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 03-22-1906

Died: 08-31-1992

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

TRAGER, GEORGE LEONARD:  Appointed for linguistic studies of the Slavic-speaking groups of the Pennsylvania coal and iron mining communities; tenure, twelve months from August 1, 1941.

Born March 22, 1906, Newark, New Jersey. Education:  Rutgers University, Litt.B., 1926; Brown University, 1929–30; Columbia University, A.M., 1929, Ph.D., 1932. Sterling Fellow in Slavic Linguistics, Yale University, 1938–41.

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages, 1928–29, Midland College; Research Associate, 1931–34, International Auxiliary Language Association; Assistant Professor of Languages, 1934–36, Adams State Teachers College, Alamosa, Colorado; Lecturer in Phonetics, 1937–38, 1940–41, Yale University; Instructor in Slavic, Linguistic Institute, University of Michigan, Summer, 1939.

Publications:  The Use of Latin Demonstratives, 1932; The Old Church Slavic Kiev Fragment, 1933. Articles in American Speech, Romanic Review, Language, Le Maître Phonétique, Southwestern Lore, American Anthropologist, International Journal of American Linguistics, Travaux du Cercle Linguistique de Prague, Acta Linguistica, Modern Language Journal.