Dr. Terry Irons lost his battle with cancer this week. Dr. Irons was known for an impressive inventory of sociolinguistic research, including extensive work on the Appalachian English and the Southern Vowel Shift, and a long record of service to the linguistics community.
According to an obituary released by Morehead State University, whom Dr. Irons has worked for since 1993, donations can be made to one of several charities, including the MSU Foundation and the American Cancer Society. Morehead State University :: News :: MSU mourns the loss of Dr. Terry Irons