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Dr Lynne Murphy

Post:Reader in Linguistics (English)
Location:ARTS B B348
Email:M.L.Murphy@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:8844
UK:01273 678844
International:+44 1273 678844

Research expertise:
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Biography

I hold a B.A. in Linguistics and Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and an A.M. (master of arts) and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

After leaving Illinois, I held academic posts at University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa) and Baylor University (Texas), before moving to England and the University of Sussex in January 2000.

In my spare time I write a blog on the differences between American and British Englishes, Separated by a Common Language and a slighter one about lexical relations called Who Shall Remain Antonymous.

In 2016, I was a National Endowment for the Humanities Public Scholar.The resulting book on British and American English, The Prodigal Tongue, will be released in early 2018 by Penguin USA and One World (UK).

Role

I am Reader in Linguistics in the School of English. My job incorporates research, teaching and administration.