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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 124. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, III$
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P. J. Marshall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263204

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263204.001.0001

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Ian Dalrymple McFarlane, 1915–2002

Ian Dalrymple McFarlane, 1915–2002

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(p.181) (p.182) Ian Dalrymple McFarlane, 1915–2002
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 124. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, III
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Terence Cave

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197263204.003.0011

Ian Mcfarlane belonged to the generation of scholars whose early careers were interrupted by the outbreak of the Second World War. Drawing on the sense of a new start and a radical break with past habits and prejudices that characterised the post-1945 era, that generation brought about a major renewal of modern languages as a university discipline, ensuring that it would henceforth be regarded as equal in status to other arts subjects. The importance of this task in post-war Europe can hardly be over-estimated, and Ian was certainly conscious of its magnitude. He spent the thirty-eight years of his academic career training the modern linguists of the next generation, many of whom are now themselves leaders in the subject, and he set an example of meticulously thorough yet enlightened scholarship in each of the several distinct areas in which he worked.

Keywords:   linguists, linguistics, modern languages, post-war Europe, academic career

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