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Tue Nov 20 2007
All: Obituary: Richard Hogg; The Annual Richard M. Hogg Prize
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Obituary: Richard Hogg; The Richard M. Hogg Prize
Message 1: Obituary: Richard Hogg; The Richard M. Hogg Prize
From: David Denison <david.denisonmanchester.ac.uk>
Subject: Obituary: Richard Hogg; The Richard M. Hogg Prize
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Readers of LINGUIST may not have heard of the sudden death on 6 September 2007
of Richard Hogg, Smith Professor of English Language and Medieval Literature at
the University of Manchester. Richard was the General Editor of The Cambridge
History of the English Language (6 vols, 1992-2001) and well known for his work
on Old English, on phonology, and on English dialects. He is much missed by his
many friends and colleagues. An obituary by Nigel Vincent in The Guardian can
An annual prize of £500 has been set up in his memory by the International
Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE). The Richard M. Hogg Prize is
open to students and early-career scholars and is for a paper of up to 10,000
words on any research-related topic in English language or English linguistics.
The winning paper will be published on the ISLE website and the author(s) will
be encouraged to submit it or rework it for publication. The closing date is 31
March 2008 for the forthcoming competition.
Please encourage PhD students especially and those who have recently completed a
PhD to submit a paper.
For details of the competition, dates and eligibility please see the page on the
Friends and colleagues who wish to donate to the prize fund in Richard's
memory are warmly encouraged to do so: please download the simple donation
form, which contains full instructions.
With apologies for cross-posting,
David Denison, on behalf of the Executive Committee of ISLE (whose provisional
home page is at:
David Denison | Professor of English Linguistics
Linguistics and English Language
University of Manchester | Manchester M13 9PL | U.K.
+44 (0)161-275 3154 (phone) +44 (0)161-275 3031 (fax)
Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
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