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Richard Kellogg Seymour, American linguist, educator. Princeton Research Council grantee, 1958; American Council Learned Societies grantee, 1957; Fulbright travel award, 1981.


Seymour, Richard Kellogg was born on June 21, 1930 in Hinsdale, Illinois, United States. Son of William and Katharine (Fifield) Seymour.


Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan, 1951;Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1952;certified, U. Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany, 1953;Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1956;postgraduate linguistics, University of Pennsylvania, 1957.


Assistant instructor, University of Pennsylvania, 1952-1955;instructor, Princeton University, 1954-1958;linguist, National Defense Education Act Summer Institute, 1963;assistant professor, Duke U., 1958-1963;associate professor, Duke U., 1963-1967;endowment fellow, Duke U., 1966;professor, department chairman European languages and literature, U. Hawaii, Honolulu, 1967-1975;professor, U. Hawaii, Honolulu, 1977-1995;retired, 1995;dean College Langs., Linguistics and Literature, U. Hawaii, Honolulu, 1981-1995;professor German department, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 1975-1977;visiting professor, Cologne (Germany) U., 1974.


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    • Author: A Bibliography of Word Formation in the Germanic Languages, 1968. Assistant editor Unterrichtspraxis, 1969-1980. Editor American Journal Germanic Linguistics and Literature, 1989-1995.

      Co-editor: Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis, since 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Linguistic Society of America, International Linguistic Association, American Dialect Society, American Association Teachers German, Modern Language Association, S. Atlantic Modern Language Association (executive secretary 19662-67), Delta Phi Alpha (national secretary-treasurer 1968-1995).


Married Nancy Ann Nutt, June 23, 1951. Children: Michael Bradley, William David.

William Seymour

Katharine (Fifield) Seymour

Nancy Ann Nutt

Michael Bradley Seymour

William David Seymour