The ceremony of conferring KUL honorary doctorate (doctor honoris causa) to Prof. Peter Trudgill
The Rector and the Senate of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin have the honour to invite all to the ceremony of awarding the title of doctor honoris causa to Prof. Peter Trudgill. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 11.00 at Collegium Aegidianum, auditorium CTW-113.
Professor Peter Trudgill was born on November 7, 1943 in Norwich, England. He was educated at King's College, Cambridge and at the University of Edinburgh, where in 1971 he defended his PhD in linguistics with a dissertation that was published by Cambridge University Press as the first study of an urban dialect in Great Britain. He is a co-founder of modern dialectology and sociolinguistics, the author of 47 books and several hundred scientific articles, a member of many prestigious academic associations and scientific committees gathering the world's best researchers. He has lectured at over one hundred universities on six continents. He devoted his entire professional life not only to theoretical considerations and in-depth study of the language, but also to the active promotion of the concept of linguistic equality. In recognition of his contribution to the development of linguistics, he was awarded the highest academic honorary doctorate by six universities: Uppsala University, University of East Anglia Norwich, La Trobe University in Melbourne, University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Patras University in Greece and the University of Murcia.