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Professor John Anderson FBA

About this Fellow

Linguistics

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Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of English Language, University of Edinburgh

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer, Reader, Professor of English Language, University of Edinburgh, 1964 - 2001
  • Emeritus Professor of English Language, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, 2002
  • Professor of English Language, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, 1988 - 2002
  • Emeritus Professor of English Language, University of Edinburgh, University of Edinburgh, 2002

Publications

The substance of language 2011

The grammar of case 1971

Principles of dependancy phonology 1987

A notional theory of syntactic categories 1997

Other Linguistics and Philology Fellows

Professor Janet Dean Fodor

Theoretical and experimental psycholinguistics; multi-language studies of psychological mechanisms for decoding the structure and meaning of sentences; modelling the process of grammar acquisition by children

Professor David Denison

History of English, especially syntax, including current change; modelling syntactic change; word classes and word class boundaries, gradience in syntax; corpus construction and problems of tagging

Professor Eleanor Dickey

Greek and Latin languages and literature; ancient scholarship; ancient bilingualism and second-language learning; politeness and forms of address in Latin and Greek; sociolinguistics of ancient languages

Professor Robert Ladd

Phonology and phonetics, and the relation between them ("laboratory phonology"); intonation and prosody, including focus, emotion, pitch perception, tone languages, and links between language and music