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Professor James Clackson, Vice-Master

Fellow, Fellows' Steward, Director of Studies in Classics, Brian Buckley Fellow in Classics
Professor of Comparative Philology

James Clackson is Professor of Comparative Philology. He is Vice-Master of the College from April 2019 until the election of a new Master. He has been a Fellow of Jesus since 1998 and Director of Studies in Classics since 1999.

Academic interests

James Clackson's academic interests include:

  • Latin and Greek
  • Comparative and historical linguistics (especially of the Indo-European language family)
  • Armenian.

Degrees obtained

  • MA, Cantab.
  • PhD, Cantab.

Awards and prizes

  • Philip Leverhulme Prize, 2001.

Other interests

The sea, food.

Publications, links and resources

  • Clackson, J. (2015) Language and Society in the Greek and Roman Worlds, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Clackson, J. ed, (2011) A Companion to the Latin Language, Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Clackson, J. (2007) Indo-European Linguistics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Clackson, J. and Horrocks, G. (2007) The Blackwell History of the Latin Language, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Clackson, J. with A. Boud'hors, C. Louis, and P. Sijpesteijn eds, (2009) Monastic Estates in Late Antique and Early Islamic Egypt, Durham: American Society of Papyrologists.
  • Clackson, J. and Olsen, B. eds, (2004) Indo-European Word Formation, Copenhagen: Copenhagen.
  • Clackson, J. and Meißner, T. eds, (2002) Nominal Composition in Indo-European Languages. Transactions of the Philological Society, Vol. 100, issues 2-3.
  • Clackson, J. (1994) The Linguistic Relationship between Armenian and Greek, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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