Bachelor of Science, University of Minnesota, College of Education; Major: English, Minor: Speech; Graduated in with High Distinction, 1957.
Master of Arts in Teaching, Brown University, Major: English, Minor: Education, 1960.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Rochester, Linguistics, 1968. Dissertation: Fields and Categories: A Study in Structural Semantics.
Fellowships and Awards:
Phi Beta Kappa, 1957, University of Minnesota
NDEA Fellowship, 1963-1966, University of Rochester
Fullbright-Hays Fellowship, 1966-1967, University of Edinburgh
NSF Grant (with Eva Kittay) for Conference: The Organization of the Lexicon: Semantic Fields and Other Alternatives, July 8-10, 1989
Grant from the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute, 1995
Listed in Who's Who of American Women
Listed in Directory of American Scholars
Listed in Foremost Women of the Twentieth Century
Listed in American Biographical Institute
University of Rochester 1967-1973
University of Arizona, 1974-1998.
Professor Emerita, 1998-present.