In Memory of Michael Clyne- In Collaboration with Catrin Norrby, Leo Kretzenbacher, Carla Amorós
Edited By Rudolf Muhr
John HAJEK: Homage to Michael Clyne: linguist, colleague and advocate
In: Rudolf Muhr (ed.) (2012): Non-dominant Varieties of pluricentric Languages. Getting the Picture. In memory of Michael Clyne. Wien et. al., Peter Lang Verlag. p. 11-22. John HAJEK (University of Melbourne, Australia) firstname.lastname@example.org Homage to Michael Clyne: linguist, colleague and advocate Abstract Michael Clyne played a fundamental role in the development of pluricentricity as an important linguistic concept worthy of research by scholars world-wide. He was also one of Australia's greatest linguists with an international reputation in a wide range of areas beyond the study of pluricentric languages, including sociolinguistics, bilingualism, and intercultural communication. Here a snapshot is provided of the great man's academic life and work, intended as a permanent, albeit very partial, record. 1. Introduction It was a great honour to be invited to give the keynote presentation at the International Conference on Non-dominating Varieties of Pluricentric Languages, a symposium held in Graz in 2011 in memory of Michael Clyne. For the occasion I was asked to present on Michael's contribution to linguistics - in both academic and non-academic contexts - from the perspective of someone who had known Michael as colleague, research co-worker and mentor. No such contribution in his memory could of course do justice to Michael and his immense legacy. Michael dedicated his life to the pursuit of linguistic knowledge in so many different areas, and to its application for the benefit of all, not only of linguists. It goes without saying, that amongst his many achievements, Michael had a critical role in the...
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