Joseph Wright


Born
in Thackley, Yorkshire, England, The United Kingdom
October 31, 1855

Died
February 27, 1930

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Joseph Wright FBA (31 October 1855 – 27 February 1930) was an English philologist who rose from humble origins to become Professor of Comparative Philology at Oxford University.

Wright was born in Thackley, near Bradford in Yorkshire, the seventh son of Dufton Wright, a woollen cloth weaver and quarryman, and his wife Sarah Ann (née Atkinson). He started work as a "donkey-boy" in a quarry at the age of six, leading a donkey-drawn cart full of tools to the smithy to be sharpened. He later became a bobbin doffer – responsible for removing and replacing full bobbins – in a Yorkshire mill in Sir Titus Salt's model village. Although he learnt his letters and numbers at the Salt's Factory School, he was unable to read a newspaper until he was 15.
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Grammar Of The Gothic Langu...

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A Middle High German Primer

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An elementary middle Englis...

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English Dialect Dictionary ...

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Old English Grammar

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An Old High German primer, ...

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A Primer of the Gothic Lang...

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The English Dialect Grammar...

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A Grammar of the Dialect of...

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Comparative grammar of the ...

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