Harold Whitehall

Fellow: Awarded 1939

Field of Study: Linguistics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 05-14-1905

Died: 02-25-1986

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:

WHITEHALL, HAROLD:  Appointed for the preparation of a historical phonology of New England English in the 17th and 18th centuries; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1939.

Born May 14, 1905, in England.  Education:  Hull Technical College, Hull, England, 1918–24; University College, Nottingham, England, 1924–28; University of London, B.A., 1927; University of Iowa, Ph.D., 1931. International Summer School, Geneva, 1927.

Instructor in English, 1928–31, University of Iowa; Research Associate, Middle English Dictionary, 1931–32, Assistant Editor, Middle English Dictionary, and Instructor in English, 1932–38, University of Michigan; Lecturer in English and Research Associate, 1938-39, University of Wisconsin.  Visiting Lecturer in English Language, 1937–38, Western Reserve University; Visiting Professor, University of Texas, Summers, 1937, 1938, 1939.

Publications:  A Colloquial English Anthology, 1400–1830, 1937; Middle English Å« and Related Sounds: Their Development in Early American English, 1939. Co-author, Middle English Dialect Survey, 1935. Articles and reviews in Philological Quarterly, Tri-State English Notes, Publications of the Modern Language Association, Michigan Studies in English and Comparative Literature.  Etymologies in Middle English Dictionary, L-Laik, 1937.