Karl Zimmer

The LSA reports with regret the death on September 2, 2019 of Karl Zimmer, a Life Member of the LSA, and a member since 1958. 

Posted: September 2019

Professor Zimmer joined the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley in 1965.  His research focused on Turkish and morphology;  see especially his important early paper on “Psychological correlates of some Turkish morpheme structure conditions” Language, 45(2), 309-321.

He retired from teaching in 1991 and was honored with a festschrift called “Puzzles of Language: Essays in Honor of Karl Zimmer” in 2011.

He was cherished by this colleagues for his good humor, friendship, wit, and poetry, and will be missed.

The Department is planning a memorial event in his honor on Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 12-3pm at the Alumni House.