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Derek Rogers

Experienced linguist and phonetician

Personal details:

I was born in 1939, am married, and took a BA in Modern Languages at Oxford in 1961. In 1998 I took the Certificate of Proficiency of the International Phonetic Association, and was awarded the only First Class in that year. In 2012 I took a Master's degree (with Merit) in linguistics at the University of Glasgow; my dissertation was on the phonology of a regional dialect of Modern Greek.

In the last 40 years I have been a grammar-school teacher in the UK, a freelance teacher in Greece and Turkey, a junior manager and a software developer. I have been self-employed as a linguist and software developer since 1982.

I specialise in applying linguistic principles to the language-learning process, so that pupils can learn faster and more securely.

Languages (I taught myself all of these except French):


"Illustrations of the IPA: Italian" in Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 34, 1 (2004).


When not teaching or learning a language, I walk on the hills or play an unbelievable jazz piano (what a useful device ambiguity is!) Nice picture. Another nice picture...and another.

Contact details:

http://www.derek.co.uk : +44-(0)141-334-8902 : 0845-456-3951
Derek Rogers Professional Software : 21 Hamilton Drive Glasgow G12 8DN UK
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