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William Albert Croft

William Albert Croft, American linguistics educator. Councillor Save-the-Redwoods League, San Francisco, 1987; Member of The Philol Association, Linguistic Association of Great Britain, Linguistic Society of America.

Background

  • Croft, William Albert was born on November 13, 1956 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Donald Judson Croft.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1982—1986.

    Career

    • Professor of linguistics University of Manchester, Manchester, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, since 1999, reader in linguistics Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1996—1998, lecturer in linguistics Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1994—1996. Assistant professor University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1986—1993.

    Works

    • Explaining Language Change
    • Explaining Language Change presents the first integrated theory of all aspects of language change which builds on the pioneering ideas of Richard Dawkins and David Hull in biology and philosophy of science.

    Membership

    Councillor Save-the-Redwoods League, San Francisco, 1987. Member of The Philol Association, Linguistic Association of Great Britain, Linguistic Society of America.

    Connections

    • Married Carol Grace Toffaleti, June 25, 1983.
    • father: Donald Judson Croft Croft
    • spouse: Carol Grace Toffaleti
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    Born November 13, 1956
    (age 60)
    Nationality
    • 1986 - 1993
      assistant, professor University of Michigan
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1996 - 1998
      Professor, of linguistics University of Manchester
    • 1999
      Professor, of linguistics University of Manchester
      Manchester, United Kingdom