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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 Graham Furniss

Oral and written literatures of Africa; orality, performance and genre in the popular cultures of West Africa with particular reference to Hausa-speaking regions of Nigeria and Niger

Professor Aditi Lahiri

Synchronic and diachronic morpho-phonology of Germanic and Indo-Aryan language families, and psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic research on the phonological and morphological representations of the mental lexicon

Professor Shalom Lappin

Computational learning theory and machine learning applied to grammar induction and natural language processing, computational and formal semantics, and computational modeling of cognitive processes

Professor Robyn Carston

The human capacity for ostensive communication; its relation to linguistic competence and theory of mind; the semantics and pragmatics of word meaning; metaphorical and other non-literal uses of language

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