ROSS, Alan Strode Campbell. 1.2.1907 — 23.9.1980. British Linguist. Son of Archibald Campbell Carne Ross of Penzance and Millicent Strode Cobham. Studies at Balliol College, Oxford, started with astronomy, but soon moved to English. B.A. 1929 Oxford, M.A. Birmingham. From 1929 Assistant Lecturer and 1936 Lecturer in English at University of Leeds. During WW II worked for the Foreign Office, remaining in Leeds. From 1946 Lecturer in English at Birmingham, 1947 Reader and 1948-51 Professor of English and 1951-74 Professor of Linguistics there. Married 1933 Elizabeth Stefanyja Olszewska (d. 1973), one son.
Publications: The ‘Numeral Signs’ of the Mohenjo-Daro Script. 28 p. 11 pl. M.A.S.I. 57. Delhi 1938.
– Much on English and linguistics.
Sources: *E.G. Stanley, Oxford D.N.B.; Wikipedia.
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