SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

FirthDay 2010

Professor Frank Palmer, and other invited speakers

Date: 17 June 2010Time: 9:30 AM

Finishes: 17 June 2010Time: 6:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Celebration

As the UK's first Professor of General Linguistics, J. R. Firth influenced generations of linguistics scholars down to the present day. His innovative approaches to phonological theory (Prosodic Analysis), semantics (collocational analysis), and other aspects of language remain influential today, and if anything continue to grow in their impact. As a celebration of the 120th anniversary of his birth, and to mark fifty years since his death, there will be a day of talks and remembrances.

For more information, including the full programme, please see the workshop page on the HRELP website.

Organiser: Lutz Marten and John Coleman

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Sponsor: The Philological Society and the Henry Sweet Society for the History of Linguistic Ideas