We are delighted to announce that LSA member Peter Trudgill has been chosen for an Honoris Causa doctorate by the University of Murcia, with the support of the LSA and fourteen other institutions and professional organizations.

He is only the second linguist--and the first nominated by the university’s Department of English Philology--to receive such an honor.

Dr. Trudgill’s work has been pivotal in our understanding of English dialectal variation and sociolinguistics. He was the first to apply Labovian methodology to language variation in the UK, beginning with the dialects of his native Norwich. At present, he is Professor Emeritus at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, and honorary president of the Friends of Norfolk Dialect Society.

Read more about Dr. Trudgill and his work here.