Laycock, Donald Clarence

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Laycock, Donald Clarence

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  • Dr Don Laycock

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1936 - 1989


Donald Clarence Laycock was born in Newcastle, New South Wales. He received a BA (Newcastle), and was the first PhD scholar in linguistics at the Australian National University 1959-1962. Laycock’s PhD thesis on a language group in the Sepik district of Papua New Guinea was published in 1965 as the first book-length publication in the Department's Pacific Linguistics series, of which he later became one of the editors. He was appointed as Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies from 8 May 1964; Fellow in Anthropology and Sociology on 13 May 1966; Fellow in Linguistics on 8 March 1968 and was appointed to Senior Fellow on 1 July 1969. Laycock held this position until he died in 1989.


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academic; linguist; researcher

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ANU Department of Linguistics (1968 -)

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1968 - 1989

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Fellow/Senior Fellow in the Department of Linguistics.

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Entered from deposit description on 15 May 2012




The Australian National University Calendar, 1973
Obituaries Australia, (accessed on 15 May 2012)

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