In memoriam: Professor Jim Higginbotham

The Faculty was deeply sorry to learn of the death, on 25th April 2014, of Professor Jim Higginbotham.

Jim held the Chair of General Linguistics in Oxford from 1993 to 2000, and was Chair of the Committee for Comparative Philology and General Linguistics and Curator of the Centre for Linguistics and Philology. He was a Fellow of Somerville College and became a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995. He provided lasting intellectual stimulus, guidance and inspiration to countless students and colleagues in Oxford, and he will be greatly missed.

A further appreciation of his career and work can be found on the website of the University of Southern California, where he moved in 2000:

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