[Ads-l] Robin Hamilton

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 4 05:23:22 EDT 2017


Robin was an independent scholar from the UK -- Darlington, I believe. I
found this death notice.

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http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/announcements/deaths/deaths
/15439567.ROBIN_HAMILTON/
HAMILTON Robin On July 14, peacefully in hospital, Robin aged 70 years of
Darlington, formerly of Glasgow. Dearly beloved dad of Andrew and
Catherine, adored grandad of Izzy, loving husband of Judy. Funeral Friday
August 4. Would friends please meet for a service in Darlington Crematorium
at 1:15 pm. Family flowers only please a donation basket will be available
at the crematorium in aid of Darlington Memorial Hospital.
Published in The Northern Echo on 27th July 2017
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Robin's last ADS-L post was on July 11.

I had the pleasure of meeting Robin in person at the 5th International
Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (ICHLL5), held at
Oxford in June 2010. We were on a panel on slang lexicography, along with
Julie Coleman and Jonathon Green, chaired by Jesse Sheidlower. His very
interesting paper from that panel ("All's Boman! - the cant lexis in London
in 1725") can be downloaded here:

https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:0b7fdab3-0774-4b87-aa5d-ba0c4d1c9f1c

--bgz


On Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 11:05 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:

> I tried Legacy.com. There have been many Robin Hamiltons, of course. This
> one
> <http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/robin-hamilton-obitua
> ry?pid=1000000186021327&view=guestbook>
> doesn't seem likely for a prominent academic, being nothing more than a
> death notice.
>
> > Robin Jay Hamilton
> > Covington, TN Age 60, died July 6, 2017.
> > Maley-Yarbrough Funeral Home
> > 901-476-9778
> >
>
> Since I know nothing about him except what has appeared in this thread, I
> can't tell one from another.
>
> Mark
>
>  . <http://www.gnuterrypratchett.com/>
>
>
> On Sun, Sep 3, 2017 at 2:42 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > Very sad. He will be missed here and I’m sure in many other places.  Is
> > there an obituary, does anyone know?
> >
> > LH
> >
> > > On Sep 3, 2017, at 2:34 PM, George Thompson <george.thompson at NYU.EDU>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Indeed.  I was always happy to see Robin's byline among the ADS-L
> posts.
> > >
> > > GAT
> > >
> > > On Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 8:23 PM, Jonathan Lighter <
> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com
> > >
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > >> An email from his widow reports the sad news of the passing, some
> weeks
> > >> ago, of our friend and colleague Robin Hamilton.
> > >>
> > >> Robin often demonstrated his capacity to combine a sense of humor with
> > >> ferociously accurate and original scholarship. He had a more detailed
> > >> knowledge  of early English cant and slang than anyone else in the
> > world,
> > >> or so I would wager.
> > >>
> > >> A real loss for all of us.
> > >>
> > >>
>

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