LINSKY, Leonard. American, b. 1922. Genres: Language/Linguistics, Philosophy. Career: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, began as assistant professor, became professor of philosophy, 1948-67; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, professor of philosophy, 1967-93, chairman of department, 1968-74, professor emeritus, 1993-. Visiting professor at universities worldwide. Publications: Referring, Humanities, 1967; Names and Descriptions, 1977; Oblique Contexts, 1983. EDITOR: Semantics and the Philosophy of Language: A Collection of Readings, 1952; Reference and Modality, 1971. Address: 1413 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637, U.S.A.