Orrin W. Robinson (philologist)

Orrin W. Robinson
Academic background
Alma mater
Academic work
DisciplineGermanic linguistics
InstitutionsStanford University

Orrin W. Robinson is an American philologist who is Professor Emeritus of German at Stanford University. He specializes in Germanic studies.


Orrin W. Robinson gained his B.A. from Stanford University in 1968, and his Ph.D. in linguistics from Cornell University in 1972. He subsequently became Professor of German at Stanford University. Robinson has since retired from Stanford as Professor Emeritus of German.[1]

Robinson's research centers on English, German and Germanic linguistics. He is the author of numerous works on these subjects.[1]

Selected works

  • Old English and its closest relatives: a survey of the earliest Germanic languages, 1992
  • Clause subordination and verb placement in the Old High German Isidor translation Orrin W. Robinson., 1997
  • Whose German? : the ach ich alternation and related phenomena in standard and colloquial., 2001
  • Grimm language : grammar, gender and genuineness in the fairy tales., 2010


  1. ^ a b "Orrin "Rob" Robinson". Stanford University. Retrieved 24 March 2021.

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