Professor Richard Hogg
Historian of the English language
Richard Hogg, a world-renowned specialist in the linguistic history of English, died suddenly midway through the sabbatical year which should have allowed him to bring important projects on dialectology and on Old English to completion. His best-known achievement is the six-volume Cambridge History of the English Language (CHEL, 1992-2001), of which he was General Editor.
Hogg's roots were in Edinburgh, where he was born, in 1944, grew up and studied. After nearly 40 years away, he was still wholly a Scot in speech and sympathies. His postgraduate career in Edinburgh had begun with two contrasting academic preoccupations: …
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Publication information: Article title: Professor Richard Hogg. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: December 1, 2007. Page number: 34. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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