DYEN, Isidore. American, b. 1913. Genres: Language/Linguistics. Career: Professor Emeritus, Yale University, New Haven, Conn, since 1984 (Research Fellow 1939-42; Instructor in Malay, 1942-43; Assistant Professor of Malayan Languages, 1943-57; Professor, 1957-58; Professor of Malay-opolynesian and Comparative Linguistics, 1958-73; Professor of Comparative Linguistics and Austronesian Languages, 1973-84). Vice-President, American Oriental Society, 1965-66. Adjunct Research Professor, University of Hawaii-Manoa, 1985-89. Publications: Spoken Malay, 1945; The Proto-Malayo-Polynesian Laryngeals, 1953; (with E. Schafer, H. Fernald and H. Glidden) Index to Journal of the American Oriental Society, vols. 21-60, 1955; A Lexicostatistical Classification of the Austronesian Languages, 1965; A Sketch of Trukese Grammar, 1965; Beginning Indonesian, 4 vols., 1967; A Descriptive Indonesian Grammar, 1967; (ed.) Lexicostatistics in Genetic Linguistics: Proceedings of the Yale Conference, 1973; (with D. Aberle) Lexical Reconstruction: The Case of the Athapaskan Kinship System, 1974; Linguistic Subgrouping and Lexicostatistics, 1975; (with J.B. Kruskal and P. Black) An Indoeuropean Classification: A Lexicostatistical Experiment, 1992. Address: Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, U.S.A.