David YerkesProfessor of English and Comparative Literature615 Philosophy Hall
Office Hours:M 11:00am-12:00pm; 4:00pm-5:00pm; and Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm(212) 854-5280
Areas of Interest :American language; English language, including Anglo-Saxon and Middle English; bibliography; textual criticism
B.A., Yale (1971); B.A. Oxford (1973); D.Phil., Oxford (1976). At Columbia since 1977, Professor Yerkes is a specialist in the history of the English language. A founding member of the Society for Textual Scholarship and a life member of the American Dialect Society, he has written three books and more than fifty articles, published in eight countries, on the English language.