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linguistics educator

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

From 1994 to 2005 he was successively research fellow, lecturer, reader and professor in Linguistics at the University of Manchester, UK. He is inventor of and advocate for radical construction grammar, which among other things uses box-diagrams to compare and contrast the grammatical features of different natural languages. He is considered an influential scholar in the fields of functional and cognitive linguistics.

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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