Martin E. Huld, PhD

Title: Linguist, Teacher

Location: Arcadia, California, United States

Martin Huld, Linguist and Teacher, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in language and history.

Dr. Huld has long been interested in language and history and the way things evolve and change. His grandmother was not a native speaker of English, and oftentimes he could not understand her in English, preferring to converse with her in German. This background of having to speak different languages to communicate effectively inspired him to go into the field professionally and on a more intellectual level. Dr. Huld was greatly influenced by his own family history to survey the field. Thus far, a highlight of his career was an article he published in 1986, “On the Unacceptability of the Indo-European Voiced Stops as Ejectives,” it is an achievement he regards with great pride. It was regarded as the only acceptable explanation of the puzzles regarding voice structures in the early Indo-Europeans.

In pursuit of understanding the nuances of languages on an intellectual level, Dr. Huld first earned a Bachelor of Arts from California State University with honors and departmental honors in 1972. He continued his education at the institution to receive a PhD. Not long after, he began his career in academia as a lecturer in the English department at California State University. He was later instated as a full professor at the institution and retired with the honorable professor emeritus title. In addition to teaching and researching at the university, Dr. Huld worked as an instructor at Mount St. Mary’s College from 1991 to 1998. He has worked as a member of the editorial advisory board at The Journal of Indo-European Studies and as co-chair of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest Conference Organizing Committee. From 1988 to 1990, he provided his services as an etymological consultant for the American Heritage Dictionary.

In his career, Dr. Huld has maintained professional affiliation with the Linguistic Society of America, the Early English Text Society and the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. In addition to publishing “On the Unacceptability of the Indo-European Voiced Stops as Ejectives,” Dr. Huld has authored other works such as “Etymological Dictionaries: Theory of Greek Etymology in Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics,” “Some Observations on the Development of Indo-European Metallurgy in Archaeology and Language: Indo-European Studies,” “Satem, Centum, and Hokum in Festschrift for Eric Hamp, Vol. 1” and “Basic Albanian Etymologies.” He was featured among Who’s Who in American in 2002 and is a recent recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

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