Laurence R. Horn Receives Prestigious Award from The International Pragmatics Association

July 20, 2022

The International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) has elected to award  Laurence R. Horn the prestigious John J. Gumperz Memorial Award for Distinguished Lifetime Scholarship. The award “recognizes and honors the lifelong distinguished scholarship of a senior scholar whose program of research in language and social processes and professional service has made significant contributions to our field and to the work and vision of the Language and Social Processes Special Interest Group.” 

The reasons the IPrA gave for honoring Larry are many, including this one: “Horn’s large body of work represents the greatest contribution from any single scholar to understanding the way in which pragmatic forces interact with core linguistic structure and meaning.” 

Larry will receive the award next July, during the IPrA’s conference at Université Libre de Bruxelles, where he will be the guest of honor and give a plenary lecture.

Please join the Department of Linguistics in congratulating him on this wonderful recognition of his many invaluable contributions to the field and of his life-long dedication to distinguished scholarship and service. 

Congratulations, Larry!