Frawley, William John 1953-

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FRAWLEY, William John 1953-

PERSONAL: Born September 17, 1953, in Newark, NJ. Education: Glassboro State College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1975; Louisiana State University, M.A., 1977; Northwestern University, Ph.D., 1979. Religion: "Atheist." Hobbies and other interests: Motorcycles, three-cushion billiards.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Faculties of Anthropology and Psychology, George Washington University, Washington, DC 20052.

CAREER: University of Delaware, Newark, assistant professor, 1979-82, associate professor of English, beginning 1982, assistant director of doctoral program in linguistics, beginning 1980; George Washington University, Washington, DC, member of anthropology and psychology faculties. Lecturer at linguistics institutes in Poznan, Poland, 1981, 1983, Szolnuk, Hungary, 1981, Pecs, Hungary, 1982, and Rabat, Morocco, 1982. Heartatech, vice president.

MEMBER: Dictionary Society of North America, Linguistic Society of America, Modern Language Association of America.


(Translator) Instead of Music: Poems by Alain Bosquet, Louisiana State University Press (Baton Rouge, LA), 1980.

(Editor, with Robert J. Di Pietro and Alfred Wedel) The First Delaware Symposium on Language Studies: Selected Papers, University of Delaware Press (Newark, DE), 1982.

(Editor) Linguistics and Literacy, Plenum (New York, NY), 1982.

(Editor) Translation: Literary, Linguistic, and Philosophical Perspectives, University of Delaware Press (Newark, DE), 1984.

(Editor, with Roger Steiner) Advances in Lexicography, Boreal Scholarly Publishers, 1986.

Text and Epistemology, Ablex Publishing (Norwood, NJ), 1987.

Linguistic Semantics, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Hillsdale, NJ), 1992.

Vygotsky and Cognitive Silence: Language and theUnification of the Social and Computational Mind, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 1997.

(Editor of revision) International Encyclopedia of Linguistics, four volumes, 2nd edition, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor to Studies in Science and Culture, edited by M. Amsler. Contributor to language and linguistic journals.

SIDELIGHTS: William John Frawley once commented: "I write to wage a constant attack on boredom (my own); I write about language because I think that language makes humans human: I'm constantly surrounded by data."



Library Journal, July, 2003, Rosanne M. Cordell, review of International Encyclopedia of Linguistics, p. 73.*