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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

  • Other Work

    • 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