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Herbert Pilch
Born(1927-02-13)13 February 1927
Died19 April 2018(2018-04-19) (aged 91)
Known forEnglish Phonetics, Celtic Studies
Scientific career
FieldsLinguistics, Phonetics, Celtology
InstitutionsUniversity of Freiburg

Herbert Pilch (13 February 1927 – 19 April 2018[1]) was a German linguist[2] and celtologist. He was a professor of English language and literature at the University of Freiburg. His contributions to linguistics included a theory of phonemes and studies of Basel German. His main work is the Manual of English Phonetics. In 2008 he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.[3]



  1. ^ Wir trauern um unser langjähriges renommiertes Mitglied, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Herbert Pilch (in German)
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  3. ^ "Presse- und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit — Public Relations".