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Elliott Van Kirk Dobbie

Elliott Van Kirk Dobbie, American educator. Member rationing board O.P.A., 1943-1945.; Member Modern Language Association American, Linguistic Society American, Modern Humanities Research Association, Linguistic Circle New York, American Dialect Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Dobbie, Elliott Van Kirk was born on May 9, 1907 in Brooklyn. Son of Thomas William and Amanda Mabel (Van Kirk) Dobbie.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1927, A.M., 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1937.

    Career

    • 1 son, William Andrew. Instructor English L.I.U., 1928-1929. Lecturer English, Columbia, 1934-1937, instructor, 1937-1942, assistant professor, 1942-1945, associate professor, 1945-1951, professor since 1951.

      Fellow Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1948-1949.

    Works

    • Author: The Exeter Book (with George Philip Krapp), 1936. The Manuscripts of Caedmon’s Hymn and Bede’s Death Song, 1937. The Anglo-Saxon Minor Poems, 1942.

      Beowulf and Judith, 1953. Assistant editor American Speech, 1939-1940, associate editor, 1941, since 1948, managing editor 1942-1947.

    Membership

    Member rationing board O.P.A., 1943-1945. Member Modern Language Association American, Linguistic Society American, Modern Humanities Research Association, Linguistic Circle New York, American Dialect Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Lorraine Kout, June 29, 1937.
    • father: Thomas William Dobbie
    • mother: Amanda Mabel (Van Kirk) Dobbie
    • spouse: Mary Lorraine Kout
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    Born March 9, 1907
    Died March 23, 1970
    (aged 63)
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