Wade, Terence 1930–2005

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Wade, Terence 1930–2005

(Terence L.B. Wade)

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born May 19, 1930, in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England; died November 22, 2005. Educator and author. Wade was emeritus professor of Russian for the University of Strathclyde and internationally recognized for his contributions to the study of the Russian language. Initially, he was a student of German and French, graduating from Durham University in 1951. He then joined the National Service, and received training in Russian because Britain was in the midst of the cold war and had declared that some five thousand people should be taught the language. He attended the Joint Services School for Linguists, and then became a Russian instructor for the British Ministry of Defence in Beaconsfield from 1955 to 1963. Wade next gravitated to academia, lecturing for a year at the Scottish College of Commerce before joining the faculty at Strathclyde. Here, he became a full professor in 1964 and wrote many books on the Russian language and its grammar that have since become standards in the classroom and among scholars. In addition, he chaired the Association of Teachers of Russian from 1986 to 1989, and was its president in 1990; he was also a member of the Presidium of the International Association of Russian Teachers. Among his works are Prepositions in Modern Russian (1983), A Russian Grammar Workbook (1996), Russian Etymological Dictionary (1996), the cowritten The Russian Language Today (1999), and The Oxford Russian Grammar and Verbs (2002). For his many contributions, Wade was presented with the prestigious Push-kin Medal from the Russian government.



Times (London, England), December 22, 2005, p. 54.