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IAS Fellow's Public Lecture entitled 'Emergence of the 'Plain Style' in 17th Century England': Professor William Downes

21st October 2014, 17:30 to 18:30, the Birley Room, Hatfield College. All welcome!

Bill Downes is a Senior Fellow in the School of Language and Communication Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, U.K., and Adjunct Professor of English and Linguistics at Glendon College, York University, Toronto. Born in Canada and educated at Queen’s University, the University of Toronto and University College London, he has taught at York University, Toronto, and in England at the London School of Economics and the University of East Anglia. He has been a Northrop Frye Fellow at Victoria College and Senior Resident at Massey College, University of Toronto. He divides his time between Norwich, England, and Ontario, Canada.

Professor Downes is the author of numerous articles and a major sociolinguistics textbook, Language and Society (1998), Cambridge University Press. His most recent book is Language and Religion: A Journey into the Human Mind (2011) also from Cambridge.

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