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Sir John Lyons FBA

About this Fellow

Linguistics

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Appointments

Current post

  • Formerly Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • Professor of General Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, 1964 - 1976
  • Professor of Linguistics and Pro Vice-Chancellor (1980-1984), School for Global studies, University of Sussex, 1976 - 1984
  • Master, Trinity Hall University of Cambridge, 1984 - 2000

Publications

Structural semantics 1963

Introduction to theoretical linguistics 1968

Semantics (2 vols) 1977

Language and Linguistics 1981

Linguistic Semantics 1995

Other Linguistics and Philology Fellows

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

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