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Professor Greville Corbett FBA

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About this Fellow

Linguistics, especially typology and morphology



Current post

  • Distinguished Professor of Linguistics, University of Surrey

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer, Reader in Russian, Professor then Foundation Research Professor of Linguistics and of Russian Language, University of Surrey, 1970
  • Distinguished Professor of Linguistics and of Russian Language, University of Surrey, University of Surrey, 1970

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2004 - 2007


Features 2012

Gender 1991

The Slavonic languages 1993

Number 2000

Agreement 2006

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