Palmer, Frank, 1922-2019
by David Crystal FBA and P. H. Matthews FBA
- 26 Nov 2020
- Number of pages
- 14 (pages 433-445)
Frank Palmer established the Department of Linguistics at Bangor and the Department of Linguistic Science at Reading, the first university to offer undergraduate degrees in the subject. His major publications include descriptive work on a group of African languages, influential descriptions of the English verb, introductions to aspects of linguistics for the general reader and theoretical studies of grammatical categories.