Firth, John Rupert (1890-1960): Professor of General Linguistics, Head of Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, 1932 - 1956

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Succeeded Arthur Lloyd James as Head of Department of Phonetics and Linguistics during Second World War; devised system for training radio-telephonists to record Japanese.

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Philips: see Arnold and Shackle, 'SOAS Since the Sixties', pp.31, 35, 68-9; Phillips, 'School of Oriental and African Studies, Univeristy of London 1917-1967', pp.35, 44, 47

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