Personal matters

PERSONAL

(in progress, 2020)

Born: 16 May, 1937, Kampala, Uganda

Lived: England, 1943-1966; Canada, 1966-present

Citizenship: British, Canadian, (and Ugandan,  unclaimed)               

Marital Status: Married, two children

EDUCATION

1946-55: Christ’s Hospital, Horsham, Sussex, England

1955-57:   Military Service: Queen’s Own Royal West Kent Regiment, Maidstone; Joint Services School for Linguists, Bodmin (Cornwall) and Crail (Fife); Intelligence Corps, Cheltenham (Glos), Uckfield (Sussex), Wassenberg (Germany)

1957-60: Downing College, Cambridge (Russian and German; Slavic History and Linguistics; French Linguistics): B.A. Honours, 1960; M.A., 1965

1960-61: Department of Education, Oxford: One term teaching practice, Totton Grammar School, Hants; Diploma in Education, 1961

1963: Course for Teachers of Russian, Moscow

1966-70:  Simon Fraser University, B.C.: Ph.D., 1972.

1973, 1977, 1988: Seminar in Slovene Language, Literature & Culture, Ljubljana,  Yugoslavia

Languages (Fluency 5 > 1):

Spoken: English (5), German (4),  Slovene (3-4), Russian (3), French (3);  Spanish (2), Italian (2),Dutch (2), Welsh (1), Swahili (1)                                                                  Written: English (5), Russian (3), German (3),  Slovene (3) French (2)                      Read: English, Russian, German, French, Slovene (4-5), other Slavic Languages (2-4), Dutch (3), Spanish (2), Italian (2), Welsh (1), Swahili (1)

EMPLOYMENT

1961-66: Teacher of Russian and German, Withywood Comprehensive School, Bristol, England

1966-70: Graduate Associate, Simon Fraser, University, B.C.

1970-2002: Assistant Professor (from 1976 Associate Professor; from 1982, Professor) of Russian and Slavic Linguistics, University of Alberta; departmental name has varied.