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American Academy of Arts and Sciences elects 3 UC San Diego professors
Date:4/26/2013

ivision of Social Sciences, where he has been on the faculty since 1977. He received his Ph.D. in linguistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968. He has done research on the syntactic structure of various Romance, Slavic and Germanic languages, as well as on selected Asian and Native American languages. He has also done research on the internal structure of signs in American Sign Language and on the similarities and differences between signed and spoken languages. Perlmutter has served as president of the Linguistic Society of America.

Kathryn Woolard is a professor of anthropology in the UC San Diego Division of Social Sciences and has been on the faculty since 1989. A linguistic anthropologist, she earned her Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in 1983. Woolard is recent past president of the Society for Linguistic Anthropology and is currently associate editor of Language in Society and the American Anthropologist. Woolard is an expert on the sociolinguistic situation in Catalonia and one of the leading figures in the anthropological study of language ideologies. She has also published research on Spanish-English language politics in the U.S. and on language and racial ideology and in early modern Spain. She is author of, among other works, "Double Talk: Bilingualism and the Politics of Ethnicity in Catalonia" (Stanford University Press).

UC San Diego alumnus Bruce A. Beutler, recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, is also among the 2013 class. The new class will be inducted at a ceremony on Oct. 12 at the academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.

Since its founding in 1780, the academy has elected leading "thinkers and doers" from each generation, including George Washington and Benjamin Franklin in the eighteenth century, Daniel Webster and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the nineteenth, and Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill in the twentieth. The current membership includes more than 250 Nobel
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