Understanding Language Mourns the Loss of Charles J. Fillmore

Feb 23, 2014

On behalf of Understanding Language, we mourn the passing of Charles Fillmore, emeritus Professor of Linguistics at UC Berkeley.  For us, Chuck was the co-author, with his wife Lily, of a paper “What does text complexity mean for English learners and language minority students?” which has been enormously influential in our work exploring the relationships between the meaning and forms of language.