The World of Comparative and Historical Linguistics
(A Historical Survey of the Romance Languages)
This website presents some of Prof. Wilkinsonfs academic papers on comparative linguistics relating to the development from Latin to the modern Romance languages. Please feel free to give us your comment from the form below if you have any questions or would like to know more. Most of the papers in this website have been published in Aoyama Gakuinfs Ronshu and Aoyama Keiei Ronshu.
Prof. Hugh Everard Wilkinson was born in London and later moved to the Brighton area. He majored in comparative philology at the University of Cambridge, where he was a member of Kingfs College and received his M.A. He taught at Aoyama Gakuin University (Tokyo, Japan). He is currently an emeritus professor of Aoyama Gakuin and a past president of The Asiatic Society of Japan.
The Latinity of Ibero-Romance (pdf)
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Other works by Prof. Wilkinson published in the above Aoyama Gakuin journals include:
"The Development of Latin -ULU-, -ULA- in Romance"
He has also published some articles on English, notably on the historical development of shall and will. As a long-standing member of the Council of the Asiatic Society of Japan he has also contributed an article on the historical development of Japanse phonology to the Society's Transactions. Longer works include a history of the English language designed for Japanese students, titled The How and Why of English (Eigoshi Nyūmon), published by Kenkyusha (1977). He was also chief editor of The Kenkyusha College English Dictionary (Karejji Ei-Ei Jiten), published in 1999; this is an expanded and updated version of their New Collegiate Dictionary of the English Language (Shin Ei-Ei Jiten).
If you wish to cite any part of the above papers in any kind of document, please mention Prof. Wilkinsonfs name, and, hopefully, let us know from the form below.