[Lingtyp] A loss - John Davey: an obituary

Alexandra Aikhenvald a.y.aikhenvald at live.com
Tue May 9 07:02:45 EDT 2017


Dear colleagues


As you may recall from some previous messages, linguistics (and linguistics publishing) suffered a dreadful loss - John Davey, one of the best linguistics publishers, passed away on 21 April.  John Davey was a commissioning editor at Oxford University Press for many years – in many ways he created linguistics at The Press, and was instrumental in shaping linguistics across the planet. He was a most wonderful editor one could possibly wish for. I thought I’d share his obituary (recently published in The Bookseller) with you all.


Best wishes


Alexandra



Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, PhD, DLitt, FQAAS, FAHA

Distinguished Professor and Australian Laureate Fellow

Director of the Language and Culture Research Centre

James Cook University

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