Professor Emeritus G. Price :


Curriculum vitae :

Educated at the Grammar School, Llandrindod Wells, 1939-1946, and the University College of North Wales, Bangor 1946-1950; research student at the University of Paris (Sorbonne), 1950-1953; BA (Wales), 1949; MA (Wales), 1952; Doctorat de l'Université de Paris, 1956.

French master at the Wade Deacon Grammar School, Widnes, 1954-55, and at the Grammar School, Llangollen, 1955-57.

Lecturer in French at the University of St Andrews, 1958-64, and at the University of Leeds, 1965-66.

Foundation Professor of French, University of Stirling, 1967-72. Professor of French, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1972-92 (Professor of Romance Languages, 1975-87); Research Professor, 1992-95; Professor Emeritus, 1995- .

Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley, 1982. Has lectured in numerous universities in the United Kingdom, the United States (UCLA, University of California at Davis, Cornell), Romania (Bucharest, Cluj, Timisoara, Iasi, Bacau) and Finland (Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Turku, Åbo Akademi).

Membership of national committees, etc.: Board of Governors, Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, 1971-77; Committee of the Modern Humanities Research Association, 1972- (chairman, 1979-90); Council of the Philological Society, 1973-79, 1984-87; Broadcasting Council for Wales, 1980-84.

Editor, The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, vols 34 (1972) 36 (1974); co-editor, vols 37 (1975) 53 (1991). Chairman of the editorial committee, MHRA Style Book, 2nd edn (1978), 3rd edn (1981), 4th edn (1991), 5th edn (1996), MHRA Style Guide (2002).

Editor of the series Blackwell Reference Grammars.

GP photo




Principal Research Interests :


Historical French grammar, Romance linguistics, Channel Islands French, Celtic sociolinguistics, Cornish.





Principal publications :

Translation of Maurice Leroy, The Main Trends in Modern Linguistics (Les Grands Courants de la linguistique moderne), 1967

The Present Position of Minority Languages in Western Europe: A Selective Bibliography, 1969

The French Language, Present and Past, 1971; revised edition, 1998; German translation, 1988

(Editor) William, Count of Orange: Four Old French Epics, 1975

(With Kathryn F. Bach) Romance Linguistics and the Romance Languages: A Bibliography of Bibliographies,1977

(Co-editor, with T. E. Hope, T. B. W. Reid and Roy Harris) Language, Meaning and Style: Essays in Memory of Stephen Ullmann, 1981

The Languages of Britain, 1984

Revision of L. S. R. Byrne and E. L. Churchill, A Comprehensive French Grammar, 1986 (further revised in 1993)

Ireland and the Celtic Connection (with A Celtic Bibliography' by Morfydd E. Owen), 1987

An Introduction to French Pronunciation, 1991;2nd edition, 2005

(Editor and part-author) The Celtic Connection, 1991

(Editor, with Coman Lupu) Hommages offerts à Maria Manoliu-Manea, 1994

(Editor and part-author) Encyclopedia of the Languages of Europe, 1998; Spanish translation, 2001; Czech translation, 2002; Japanese translation, 2003

(Editor and part-author) Languages in Britain and Ireland, 2000

A Comprehensive French Grammar, 2003

(For a selective bibliography of principal articles published, see The Changing Voices of Europe: Papers in honour of Professor Glanville Price, ed. M. M. Parry, W. V. Davies and R. A. M. Temple, 1994)


Contact Details :
Prof. Glanville Price

Back to Department of European Languages/Staff WebPage