Michael Noonan (linguist)

Michael Noonan (September 12, 1947 – February 23, 2009),[1] was an American linguist specializing in functional and typological linguistics.

Michael Paul "Mickey" Noonan
Born(1947-09-14)September 14, 1947
DiedFebruary 23, 2009(2009-02-23) (aged 59)
Alma materUCLA
Known forTibeto-Burman languages
Documentary linguistics
Nilotic languages
Scientific career
InstitutionsSUNY Buffalo
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

He graduated from UCLA with a PhD in Linguistics in 1981.[2]

He specialized in particular in Tibeto-Burman, Nilotic (Lango language), the Chantyal language, and the Nar Phu language.[3]


  1. Moravcsik, E.A. (2009). "Describe everything! Grammar writer for a grammar-reading audience: In remembrance of Mickey Noonan". Linguistic Typology. 13 (2): 353–356. doi:10.1515/LITY.2009.018.
  2. Genetti, Carol (2009-02-27). "Obituary: Michael Noonan". Linguist List 20.619. Linguist List. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  3. "Linguist List - Personal Directory Information". Retrieved 2012-04-10.

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