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Gordon, Terrence W.
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Author and educator W. Terrence Gordon was born in Montreal, Quebec, on 14 October 1942. He studied French, Italian and linguistics at University of Toronto, where he received a BA (1966), MA (1967), and PhD (1972). Gordon began his teaching career at the University of Alberta (1970-1972) before joining Dalhousie as an assistant professor of French in 1972, becoming a full professor in 1987 and being appointed Alexander McLeod Chair in Modern Languages in 1999. He retired in 2002 as a professor emeritus. He was a founding member of the Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association and helped to launch Italian studies at Dalhousie in 1998. He has written or edited 26 books and over 150 articles, reviews and other papers. Gordon is married to Therese-Celeste Smith-Gordon and has two sons, Perry and Paul-Michael.