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.

Posted to Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, XIX

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