Geoffrey Leech#


Geoffrey Leech
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:g.leech 'at' lancaster.ac.uk
Membership Number:957
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Username:gleech
Elected:1991


Geoffrey Leech passed away August 19, 2015.

Positions Held
  • Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and English Lasnguage, Lancater University, 2002-
  • Research Professor of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University, 1996-2002
  • Professor of Linguistics and Modern English Language, Lancaster University, 1974-96
  • Reader in English Languge, Lancaster University 1969-74
  • Assistant Lecturer, University College London 1963-69 (Lecturer from 1965)
  • PhD London University (University College London) 1968

Fields of Scholarship
  • Linguistics (English grammar, corpus linguistics, pragmatics, stylistics, semantics)

Honours and Awards
  • Harkness Fellowship (held at MIT, USA 1964-5)
  • Fellow of the British Academy (1987-)
  • Hon. Doctorate (FilDr), University of Lund, Sweden (1987)
  • Member of Academia Europaea (1989-)
  • Fellow, University College London (1989-)
  • Member, Norske Videnskaps-Akademi (1993-)
  • Honorary Professor, Beijing Foreign Studies University (1994-)
  • Honorary D. Litt., University of Wolverhampton (2002)
  • D. Litt, Lancaster University (2002)
  • Honorary Fellow, Lancaster University (2009-)
  • Hon. PhD, Charles University, Prague (2012)


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