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Dr Gerald Stone FBA

Philology Central Europe Eastern Europe including Russia
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About this Fellow

Born in Surbiton, Surrey, in 1932, Gerald Stone is a graduate of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies of the University of London. He taught Slavonic languages and comparative Slavonic philology at the Universities of Nottingham (1966-71) and Cambridge (1971-2) before becoming a lecturer in non-Russian Slavonic languages at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Hertford College from 1972 to 1999. Since then he has been an Emeritus Fellow of Hertford and has continued his research into the historical linguistics of the Slavonic languages, especially Kashubian, Polish, Russian, Slovene, and Sorbian. His main interests are in pronominal address, language contact, dialectology, etymology, the Slav substratum in Trans-Elbian German, and scrutinizing primary sources. He was responsible for introducing Polish to the Oxford modern languages syllabus and is a language consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary.

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Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Fellow of Hertford College and Lecturer in Non-Russian Slavonic Languages, University of Oxford, 1972 - 1999

Publications

Der erste Beitrag zur sorbischen Sprachgeographie: aus dem Archiv des Deutschen Sprachatlas 2003

Upper Sorbian-English dictionary 2002

Slav outposts in central European history: the Wends, Sorbs and Kashubs 2016

The Göda manuscript 1701. A source for the history of the Sorbian language. With an introduction and glossary. 2009

The smallest Slavonic nation: the Sorbs of Lusatia 1972

The Russian language since the revolution 1978

A dictionarie of the vulgar Russe tongue, attributed to Mark Ridley 1996

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Professor Joan Bresnan

Empirical foundations of syntax; corpus and experimental studies of variation in English grammar; cognitive architectures of grammar; the dynamics of probabilistic grammar; linguistic typology; Bantu morphosyntax; lexical-functional grammar