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Karl August Helge Kökeritz

Karl August Helge Kökeritz, Swedish educator. Decorated Knight Order of North Star, 1952. Member Uppsala (editor yearbook 1937-1938) and English place-name societies, Mediaeval Academy American, American Name Society, Modern Language Association, linguistic societies Uppsala and American, Royal Academy Arts and Sciences of Uppsala (correspondence).

Background

  • Kökeritz, Karl August Helge was born on August 24, 1902 in Garde, Gotland, Sweden. Son of Karl August Herman and Maria Karolina Amalia (Sandelin) Kökeritz.

  • Education

    • Student of University Heidelberg, summer 1921.

    Career

    • Came to the United States, 1939. Teacher shorthand and English, Municipal Commercial College, Uppsala, Sweden, 1922-1933. Associate Professor of English, Uppsala U., 1932-1944, on leave of absence, 1939-1944.

      Professor and head English department, Norra Real Junior College, Stockholm, Sweden, 1942-1944, on leave, 1942-1944. Honorary fellow of faculty, University of Wisconsin, spring semester 1940. Visiting lecturer in English, University of Iowa, spring semester 1941.

      Visiting Professor of English, University of Minnesota, 1941-1943. Research fellow Harvard and lecturer in Swedish, 1943-1944. Professor of English, Yale, since 1944.

      Member editorial staff Hermod Corresponding College, Malmö, Sweden, since 1928. Honorary fellow American-Scandinavian Foundation, 1941-1942. Guggenheim fellow, 1943-1944, 1950-1951.

      Honorary member Gotlands Nation (Uppsala), 1944.

    Works

    • Editor of Anglic, 1930-1933, Tidning for Svensk Snabbskrift, 1934-1935. Associate editor Studia Neophilologica, 1934-1939. Author: Stenografi (Melins system), 1928.

      Tysk stenografi, 1929. The Phonology of the Suffolk Dialect, 1932. English Writing-course for Advanced Students, 1922.

      Lärobok i engelsk stenografi, 1935. English Pronunciation as described in Shorthand Systems of the 17th and 18th Centuries, 1935. Engelsk handelskorrespondens, 1936.

      Let’s Go to London, 1938. Uppsala-professuren i engelska, 1939. Vad engelska ortnamn berätta, 1940.

      The Place-Names of the Isle of Wight, 1941. Mather Flint on Early Eighteenth Century English Pronunciation, 1944. This is America (anthology), 1945.

      Learning Swedish, Books I-IV, 1946-1952. Shakespeare’s Pronunciation, 1953. Mr. William Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Comedies, 1954.

      A Guide to Chaucer’s Pronunciation, 1954. Shakespeare’s Names: A Pronouncing Dictionary, 1959. Contributor to American and European philological journals.

    Membership

    Member Uppsala (editor yearbook 1937-1938) and English place-name societies, Mediaeval Academy American, American Name Society, Modern Language Association, linguistic societies Uppsala and American, Royal Academy Arts and Sciences of Uppsala (correspondence).

    Connections

    • father: Karl August Herman Kökeritz
    • mother: Maria Karolina Amalia (Sandelin) Kökeritz
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    Born August 24, 1902
    Died March 26, 1964
    (aged 61)
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