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Thursday, 13 May 2021 07:42 GMT

Simon Horobin


(MENAFN - The Conversation) Professor of English Language and Literature,

Simon Horobin is Professor of English Language and Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Magdalen College. He is the author of The English Language: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2018), How English Became English (OUP, 2016), and Does Spelling Matter? (OUP, 2013). He has appeared as an English language expert on radio and television programmes such as BBC Breakfast, Radio 2's Jeremy Vine Show and Radio 4's Stephen Fry's English Delight. His latest book Bagels, Bumf, and Buses: A Day in the Life of the English Language (OUP, 2019) looks at the fascinating histories of everyday words.

Experience
  • –present Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford
Publications
  • 2019 Bagels, Bumf, and Buses: A Day in the Life of the English Language, Oxford University Press
  • 2018 The English Language: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press
  • 2016 How English Became English, Oxford University Press
  • 2013 Does Spelling Matter?, Oxford University Press

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