POSNER, Rebecca. British, b. 1929. Genres: Language/Linguistics. Career: Girton College, Cambridge, Fellow, 1960-63; University of Ghana, Professor of French Studies, 1963-65; York University, Reader in Language, 1965-78; St. Hugh's College, Oxford University, Professor of the Romance Languages and Fellow, 1978-96, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Fellow, 1996-. Philological Society, President, 1996-2000. Publications: Consonantal Dissimilation in the Romance Languages, 1961; The Romance Languages, 1966; (with J. Orr and I. Iordan) Introduction to Romance Linguistics, 1970; (co-ed.) Trends in Romance Linguistics and Philology, 5 vols., 1980-91; The Romance Languages: Language Survey, 1996; Linguistic in French, 1997; Las lenguas romances, 1997.