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Sir John Lyons FBA

About this Fellow




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


Structural semantics 1963

Introduction to theoretical linguistics 1968

Semantics (2 vols) 1977

Language and Linguistics 1981

Linguistic Semantics 1995

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