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Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics
Tom Burton taught at secondary schools in East Africa and England before taking up a lectureship in the (then) Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Adelaide in 1974.
Tom's chief interests are in medieval English language and literature, the history of the English language, historical and regional dialects (especially their pronunciation), semantic change, and traditional metres in English poetry. His current research is on the dialect poems of William Barnes (1801-1886).
Date Position Institution name 2014 - ongoing Life Member Clare Hall, University of Cambridge 2013 - 2014 Visiting Fellow Clare Hall, University of Cambridge 2013 - ongoing Emeritus Professor of English University of Adelaide
Language Competency English, Middle (1100-1500) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review English, Old (ca.450-1100) Can read French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Recorded/Rendered Creative Works
Year Citation 2015 BURTON, T. L. (2015). 'BARNES, William' in The Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature. Wiley-Blackwell.
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2003 - 2008 Co-Supervisor The Poetics of Libretti: Reading the Opera Works of Gwen Harwood and Larry Sitsky Master of Arts Master Part Time Ms Alison Wood
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