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Death of Professor Robert de Beaugrande (+ 2008)

It is with sadness that we announce that Robert de Beaugrande died at the
end of June, 2008. Prof. de Beaugrande was Professor of English
linguistics at this department from autumn 1991 to summer 1997.

Robert de Beaugrande was a very prolific author and a passionate and
tireless activist for the social causes he believed in. He devoted a
great part of the last years of his life to providing full text of many of
his publications on his website in order to make them accessible to those
who cannot afford expensive books and journals: http://www.beaugrande.com/

A short obituary of Robert de Beaugrande by Jay Lemke can be found on
Linguist List: http://www.linguistlist.org/issues/19/19-2076.html

Barbara Seidlhofer, Head of Department Oct 2007-Sept 2008
June 2008

1 Robert de Beaugrande 1992, with H.G. Widdowson, Jan Firbas and Herbert Schendl
2 Heuriger, 1996, with Nikolaus Ritt, Barbara Seidlhofer, Andrea Heildborgh
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