Ken Pike Earns PhD

Kenneth L. Pike receives a PhD in linguistics from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Pike would go on to become the first SIL President, serving for thirty-seven years (1942-1979) and then as President Emeritus from 1979 until his death in 2000. He became internationally known as a linguist, not only for his personal work, but also for stimulating thousands of other researchers. Pike authored many books and articles, taught in universities, and held workshops all over the world.

Saturday, 15 August, 1942
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