Allen Walker Read

Allen Walker Read

Fellow: Awarded 1938
Field of Study: Linguistics
Fellow: Awarded 1939
Field of Study: Linguistics

Competition: US & Canada

University of Chicago

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1937–38:

READ, ALLEN WALKER:  Appointed for the compilation of a historical dictionary of Briticisms; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1938.

Born June 2, 1906, at Winnebago, Minnesota.  Education:  Iowa State Teachers College, B.A., 1925; State University of Iowa, M.A., 1926; University of Oxford, B. Litt., 1933 (Rhodes Scholar, St. Edmund Hall); University of Chicago, 1932–33.

Instructor in English, 1926–28, 1931–32, University of Missouri; Research Assistant in English, 1932–34, Research Associate, 1934—, University of Chicago; staff member, 1932—, assistant editor, 1935—, Dictionary of American English on Historical Principles.

Publications:  Lexical Evidence from Folk Epigraphy in Western North America: A Glossarial Study of the Low Element in the English Vocabulary, 1935. Articles and stories in Dialect Notes, American Historical Review, American Speech, Palimpsest, American Oxonian, Publications of the Modern Language Association, Missouri Alumnus, Word Study, Agricultural History, University of Missouri Studies, Journalism Quarterly, American Literature, Missouri Historical Review, English Studies, ELH: A Journal of English Literary History, Italica, Journal of English and Germanic Philology. Contributor to Best Short Stories of 1931.

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