Peter Trudgill#

Peter Trudgill
Email:peter.trudgill 'at' unifr.ch
Membership Number:2681
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Username:ptrudgill
Elected:2009
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Present and Previous Positions
  • since 2005 Honorary Professor of Sociolinguistics, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
  • since 2005 Professor Emeritus of English Linguistics, University of Fribourg
  • 1998 - 2005 Professor of English Linguistics at the Department of English, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • 1992 - 1998 Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Lausanne
  • 1987 - 1992 Professor of Sociolinguistics (Personal Chair) at the Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex
  • 1986 - 1987 Reader in Sociolinguistics at the Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex
  • 1983 - 1986 Professor (Personal Chair) at the Department of Linguistic Science, University of Reading, UK
  • 1978 - 1983 Reader at the Department of Linguistic Science, University of Reading, UK
  • 1973 - 1978 Lecturer at the Department of Linguistic Science, University of Reading, UK
  • 1970 - 1973 Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Linguistic Science, University of Reading, UK

Fields of Scholarship
  • Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • English accents and dialects

Honours and Awards
  • 1989 Fellow of the British Academy
  • 1992 - 1993 President of the Societas Linguistica Europaea
  • 1995 Doctorate Honoris Causa, Faculty of Letters, Uppsala University, Sweden
  • 1995 Fellow of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
  • 1996 Fellow of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters
  • 2002 Honorary Doctorate (LittD), University of East Anglia
  • 2003 Fellow of the Agder Academy of Sciences and Letters, Norway
  • 2003 Fellow of the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy for Swedish Folk Culture
  • 2005 Honorary Doctorate, La Trobe University, Australia
  • 2009 Fellow of the Academia Europaea
  • 2011 Lifetime Honorary Member, Linguistic Society of America
  • 2019 Doctorate Honoris Causa, awarded by the Murcia University Assembly. Prof. Trudgill is only the second linguist in the past 100 years to receive the award at the University.


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