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John Lyons (linguist)
Sir John Lyons FBA (23 May 1932 12 March 2020) was a British linguist, working on semantics. Education John Lyons was born and brought up in Stretford, Lancashire (now in Trafford). He was initially educated at St Ann's RC School, Stretford, before he won a scholarship to St Bede's College, Manchester, joining in September 1943. In July 1950, Lyons progressed to Christ's College, Cambridge, where he took a degree in Classics in 1953 and a Diploma in Education in 1954. Life and career After doing his national service in the navy for two years, studying Russian as a coder (special), and commissioned as a midshipman, he returned to Cambridge as a PhD student in 1956. His supervisor was W. Sidney Allen. The following year he was made a lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies. He was also awarded a one-year Rockefeller Scholarship to Yale, but declined for the more opportunistic academic position in linguistics that was rare in those days in Britain. Lyons move ...
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Fellow Of The British Academy
Fellowship of the British Academy (FBA) is an award granted by the British Academy to leading academics for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences. The categories are: # Fellows – scholars resident in the United Kingdom # Corresponding Fellows – scholars resident overseas # Honorary Fellows – an honorary academic title The award of fellowship is based on published work and fellows may use the post-nominal letters ''FBA''. Examples of Fellows are Edward Rand, Mary Beard; Nicholas Stern, Baron Stern of Brentford; Michael Lobban; M. R. James; Friedrich Hayek; Lord Keynes; and Rowan Williams. See also * List of fellows of the British Academy References British Academy The British Academy is the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences. It was established in 1902 and received its royal charter in the same year. It is now a fellowship of more than 1,000 leading scholars s ... British Academy< ...
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SOAS
SOAS University of London (; the School of Oriental and African Studies) is a public research university in London, England, and a member institution of the federal University of London. Founded in 1916, SOAS is located in the Bloomsbury area of central London. SOAS is one of the world's leading institutions for the study of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Its library is one of the five national research libraries in the UK. SOAS also houses the Brunei Gallery, which hosts a programme of changing contemporary and historical exhibitions from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East with the aim of presenting and promoting cultures from these regions. SOAS is divided into three faculties: Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Languages and Cultures, and Faculty of Law and Social Sciences. It is home to the SOAS School of Law, which is one of the leading law schools in the UK. The university offers around 350 bachelor's degree combinations, more than 100 one-year master's deg ...
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Semantics (Lyons Book)
''Semantics'' is a 1977 two-volume book on semantics by Sir John Lyons Sir John Lyons FBA (23 May 1932 12 March 2020) was a British linguist, working on semantics. Education John Lyons was born and brought up in Stretford, Lancashire (now in Trafford). He was initially educated at St Ann's RC School, Stretford, .... Reception The book was reviewed by Jonathan Cohen, Östen Dahl, George A. Miller and Katherine Miller. References External linksSemantics, vol 1Semantics, vol 2
1977 non-fiction books Books in semantics
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New Horizons In Linguistics
''New Horizons in Linguistics'' is a 1970 book edited by Sir John Lyons. It includes essays by D. B. Fry, John Laver, Erik Fudge, P. H. Matthews, MAK Halliday, Manfred Bierwisch, James Peter Thorne, Janet Dean Fodor, M. F. Bott, J. C. Marshall, Robin Campbell, Roger Wales, P. N. Johnson-Laird, Herbert H. Clark, John Bernard Pride and Paul Kiparsky René Paul Victor Kiparsky (born January 28, 1941) is a Finnish professor of linguistics at Stanford University. He is the son of the Russian-born linguist and Slavicist Valentin Kiparsky. Kiparsky is especially known for his contributions .... Reception The book was reviewed by C. E. Bazell and Norman Mundhenk. References External linksNew Horizons in Linguistics 1970 non-fiction books Penguin Books books Edited volumes Linguistics books {{ling-book-stub ...
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Fontana Modern Masters
The Fontana Modern Masters was a series of pocket guides on writers, philosophers, and other thinkers and theorists who shaped the intellectual landscape of the twentieth century. The first five titles were published on 12 January 1970 by Fontana Books, the paperback imprint of William Collins & Co, and the series editor was Frank Kermode, who was Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London. The books were very popular with students, who "bought them by the handful", according to Kermode, and they were instantly recognisable by their eye-catching covers, which featured brightly coloured abstract art and sans-serif typography. Art as book covers The Fontana Modern Masters occupy a unique place in publishing history – not for their contents but their covers, which draw on the following developments in twentieth-century art and literature: * Twentieth-century geometric abstraction, colour-field painting and hard-edge painting. * Op Art, and in parti ...
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Noam Chomsky (Modern Masters)
''Chomsky '' is a 1970 book by John Lyons introducing the thought of Noam Chomsky Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American public intellectual: a linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist. Sometimes called "the father of modern linguistics", Chomsky i .... Reception The book was reviewed by G. Schelstraete, Dell Hymes and Abisoye Eleshin. References Further reading * * * External linksIntroduction to Theoretical Linguistics 1970 non-fiction books Linguistics books Works about Noam Chomsky Viking Press books {{ling-book-stub ...
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Introduction To Theoretical Linguistics
''Introduction to Theoretical Linguistics'' is a 1968 book by Sir John Lyons. Reception The book was reviewed by William Haas, Stanley Starosta and Kazimierz Polański. References External linksIntroduction to Theoretical Linguistics 1968 non-fiction books Linguistics textbooks Cambridge University Press books {{ling-book-stub ...
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Structural Semantics (book)
''Structural Semantics: An Analysis of Part of the Vocabulary of Plato'' is a 1963 book by Sir John Lyons Sir John Lyons FBA (23 May 1932 12 March 2020) was a British linguist, working on semantics. Education John Lyons was born and brought up in Stretford, Lancashire (now in Trafford). He was initially educated at St Ann's RC School, Stretford, .... It is a revised edition of Lyons' PhD dissertation titled ''A structural theory of semantics and its application to some lexical subsystems in the vocabulary of Plato'' (1960). Reception The book was reviewed by J. Gonda, Édouard des Places, John M. Rist, C. J. Ruijgh, L. Zgusta, David B. Robinson and Henry M. Hoenigswald. References External linksStructural Semantics: An Analysis of Part of the Vocabulary of Plato 1963 non-fiction books Wiley (publisher) books Books in semantics Theses {{ling-book-stub ...
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British Academy
The British Academy is the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences. It was established in 1902 and received its royal charter in the same year. It is now a fellowship of more than 1,000 leading scholars spanning all disciplines across the humanities and social sciences and a funding body for research projects across the United Kingdom. The academy is a self-governing and independent registered charity, based at 10–11 Carlton House Terrace in London. The British Academy is funded with an annual grant from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). In 2014–15, the British Academy's total income was £33,100,000, including £27,000,000 from BIS. £32,900,000 was distributed during the year in research grants, awards and charitable activities. Purposes The academy states that it has five fundamental purposes: * To speak up for the humanities and the social sciences * To invest in the very best researchers and research * To ...
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Neil And Saras Smith Medal For Linguistics
The British Academy presents 18 awards and medals to recognise achievement in the humanities and social sciences. Overview The British Academy currently awards 18 prizes and medals: General awards: * British Academy Medal (for academic research that has "transformed understanding" of a field of the humanities or social sciences) * The President's Medal (for "outstanding service" to the humanities or social sciences) * Leverhulme Medal and Prize (for "significant contribution to knowledge or understanding" in a field of the humanities or social sciences) Discipline-specific awards: * Brian Barry Prize in Political Science * Burkitt Medal for Biblical Studies * Derek Allen Prize (for numismatics, Celtic studies or musicology) * Edward Ullendorff Medal (for Semitic languages and Ethiopian studies) * Grahame Clark Medal (for prehistoric archaeology) * Kenyon Medal (for classical studies and archaeology) * Landscape Archaeology Medal * Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize (for global cultura ...
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Constructed Language
A constructed language (sometimes called a conlang) is a language whose phonology, grammar, and vocabulary, instead of having developed naturally, are consciously devised for some purpose, which may include being devised for a work of fiction. A constructed language may also be referred to as an artificial, planned or invented language, or (in some cases) a fictional language. ''Planned languages'' (or engineered languages/engelangs) are languages that have been purposefully designed; they are the result of deliberate, controlling intervention and are thus of a form of '' language planning''. There are many possible reasons to create a constructed language, such as to ease human communication (see international auxiliary language and code); to give fiction or an associated constructed setting an added layer of realism; for experimentation in the fields of linguistics, cognitive science, and machine learning; for artistic creation; and for language games. Some people may a ...
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Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Trinity Hall (formally The College or Hall of the Holy Trinity in the University of Cambridge) is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. It is the fifth-oldest surviving college of the university, having been founded in 1350 by William Bateman, Bishop of Norwich, to train clergymen in canon law following their decimation during the Black Death. Historically, Trinity Hall taught law; today, it teaches the sciences, arts, and humanities. Trinity Hall has two sister colleges at the University of Oxford, All Souls and University College. Notable alumni include theoretical physicists Stephen Hawking and Nobel Prize winner David Thouless, Australian Prime Minister Stanley Bruce, Canadian Governor General David Johnston, philosopher Marshall McLuhan, Conservative cabinet minister Geoffrey Howe, Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, writer J. B. Priestley, and Academy Award-winning actress Rachel Weisz. History The devastation caused by the Black Deat ...
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