Death of Professor Robert de Beaugrande (+ 2008)

It is with sadness that we announce that Robert de Beaugrande died at the end of June, 2008.
Prof. de Beaugrande was Professor of English linguistics at this department from autumn 1991 to summer 1997.

Robert de Beaugrande was a very prolific author and a passionate and tireless activist for the social causes he believed in. He devoted a great part of the last years of his life to providing full text of many of his publications on his website in order to make them accessible to those who cannot afford expensive books and journals:

A short obituary of Robert de Beaugrande by Jay Lemke can be found on Linguist List:

Barbara Seidlhofer, June 2008