Zellig S. Harris

Zellig S. Harris

Fellow: Awarded 1939
Field of Study: Linguistics

Competition: US & Canada

University of Pennsylvania

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:

HARRIS, ZELLIG SABBETTAI:  Appointed for the preparation of researches in the field of linguistic structure; tenure, twelve months from July 1, 1939.

Born October 13, 1909, in Russia.  Education:  University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1930, A.M., 1932, Ph.D., 1934.

Instructor in Hebrew, 1931–38, Assistant Professor, 1938—, University of Pennsylvania; Lecturer, University of Michigan, Summer, 1937.

Publications:  The Ras Shamra Mythological Texts (with J. A. Montgomery), 1935; A Grammar of the Phoenician Language, 1936; Development of the Canaanite Dialects, 1939. Contributor to Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution, 1937. Articles in Journal of the American Oriental Society.

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