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Charles Jones

English language educator

Charles Jones, British English language educator. Fellow Royal Society Edinburgh; member Philological Society Gr. Britain.


Jones, Charles was born on December 24, 1939 in Glasgow, Scotland. Son of Charles and Margaret (Fagan) Jones.


BLitt, University Glasgow, 1964, Master of Arts with 1st class honours, 1962.


Lecturer linguistics University Hull, England, 1964-1967. Lecturer English language University Edinburgh, 1967-1978. Professor English language, University Durham, England, 1978-1989, Forbes professor English language University Edinburgh, since 1989. visiting professor department English University Virginia, 1972, University Florida, 1974, University Texas, Austin, 1989.

Chairman Scots Language Resource Center, Perth, since 1992, Saltire Society Education Committee, Edinburgh, since 1994, Scots Language Management Group, Edinburgh.


  • Author: Introduction to Middle English, 1972. (with J.M. Anderson) Phonological Structure and the History of English, 1974, Grammatical Gender in English, 1988, A History of English Phonology, 1989. Editor: (with J.M. Anderson) Historical Linguistics, 1974, A Treatise on the Provincial Dialect of Scotland, 1990, Historical Linguistics: Problems and Perspectives, 1992, A Language Suppressed, 1995.

    Contributor articles to professional journals.


Fellow Royal Society Edinburgh. Member Philological Society Gr.


Married Isla McLeod Shennan, August 12, 1966.

Charles Jones

Margaret (Fagan) Jones

Isla McLeod Shennan