Theresa A. and Henry P. Biggs Centennial Term Chair in Linguistics

This is an endowed term chair in Linguistics, made possible by a donation from Theresa and Henry Biggs. The "Centennial" part reflects additional funding from the UCLA Centennial (1919-2019) fundraising campaign.

The chair will facilitate research and teaching by the holder (I am the first Biggs Chair) and will rotate among faculty in the Linguistics Department. It also provides substantial fellowship support for the department's graduate students.

Theresa and Henry Biggs were graduate students in the UCLA Romance Linguistics program during the 1990's, who went on to distinguished teaching careers; I was privileged to be Henry's dissertation adviser.  They are super-nice people.

Bruce Hayes, Theresa Biggs, Henry Biggs, David Schaberg
At the installation ceremony:  Bruce Hayes, Theresa Biggs, Henry Biggs, and UCLA Dean of Humanities David Schaberg

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