KERNS, James Alexander. Mason, Mich. 17.1.1894 — Richmond NY ?.10.1975. U.S. IE Scholar. Son of James KernsEducated at Michigan State Nor. College (1913) and University of Michigan (A.B. 1916, A.M. 1917). In 1921-29 Instructor at Whitman College, 1929-37 Member of Faculty at New York University, 1935 Ph.D. there. In 1937-45 Assistant Professor of Classics at Washington Square College of New York University, in 1945-70 Associate Professor ibid. In 1970 emeritus.
Publications: with B. Schwartz: “The Laryngeal Hypothesis and Indo-Hittite, Indo-European Vocalism”, JAOS 60, 1940, 181-192.
– with B. Schwartz: A Sketch of the Indo-European Verb. 8+83 p. Ld. 1972.
Sources: *Studies in honour of J.A.K. the Hague 1970; *Bono homini donum. Essays in Historical Linguistics in Memory of J.A.K. Amsterdam Studies 4:16. Amst. 1981; Dir. Am. Sch. 1st ed. 1942; 6th ed. 3, 1974 (no more in 8th ed. 1982).