Randolph Quirk#


Randolph Quirk
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Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 1968-1981 Quain Professor at UCL
  • 1960-1968 Professor at UCL
  • 1958-1960 Professor at the University of Durham
  • 1954-1958 Reader at the University of Durham
  • 1951-1952 Post-doctoral Commonwealth Fund fellow at Yale University and Michigan State University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Old Germanic languages & literatures
  • Old English (Anglo-Saxon)
  • History of the English Language

Honours and Awards
  • 1994 Life peer as Baron Quirk, of Bloomsbury in the London Borough of Camden
  • 1985-1989 President of the British Academy
  • 1985 Knighted
  • 1985 Honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the University of Bath
  • 1976 Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • 1959 Founder of the Survey of English Usage
  • Fellow of the Royal Belgian Academy of Sciences
  • Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy
  • Fellow of the Finnish Academy of Sciences
  • Fellow of the Academia Europaea
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences


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