Burchfield, Robert William
BURCHFIELD, Robert William
BURCHFIELD, Robert William. British (born New Zealand), b. 1923. Genres: Language/Linguistics. Career: Fellow Emeritus, St. Peter's College, Oxford, 1990- (Lecturer, 1955-63; Fellow, 1963-90). Jr. Lecturer, Magdalen College, Oxford, 1952-53; Lecturer in English Language, Christ Church, Oxford, 1953-57; Chief Ed., The Oxford English Dictionaries, Oxford University Press, 1971-84. Ed., Notes and Queries, 1959-62. Hon. Secretary, Early English Text Society, 1955-68; President, English Association, 1978-79. CBE, 1975. Publications: (with C.T. Onions and G.W.S. Friedrichsen) The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology, 1966; A Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary, 4 vols., 1972-86; (with D. Donoghue and A. Timothy) The Quality of Spoken English on BBC Radio, 1979; The Spoken Language as an Art Form, 1981; The Spoken Word, 1981; The English Language, 1985; The New Zealand Pocket Oxford Dictionary, 1986; Unlocking the English Language, 1989; Points of View, 1992; The New Fowler's Modern English Usage, 1996. EDITOR: Studies in Lexicography, 1987; The Cambridge History of the English Language, Vol. 5, 1994. Address: 14 The Green, Sutton Courtenay, Oxon. OX14 4AE, England.