Roger Lass

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Roger Lass
Born (1937-01-01) January 1, 1937 (age 81)
Spouse(s)Jaime Ann Krell Lass
Academic background
Alma materYale University
Academic work
Sub-disciplineHistorical linguistics

Roger Lass (born January 1, 1937)[1] is a historical linguist, currently an honorary professorial fellow at the University of Edinburgh.[2]

He earned his PhD from Yale University in 1965 in Medieval English Language and Literature, and subsequently worked at Indiana University (1964–1971), the University of Edinburgh (1972–1982), and the University of Cape Town (1983–2002). He retired to Edinburgh in 2002.[2]

He has done extensive work in the history of English, the motivation of sound change, and the history of linguistics. He was made an honorary professor at Edinburgh in 2014.[3]


  1. ^ "Lass distinguished with second festschrift". University of Cape Town. 2002-08-26.
  2. ^ a b "Roger Lass : Linguistics and English Language". Retrieved 2018-08-12.
  3. ^ "Honorary Professor: Roger Lass". The University of Edinburgh. Retrieved 2018-08-12.