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Name:  Allan A. Metcalf  

Pen Name: Allan Metcalf

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Non-Fiction

Born: 1940 in Clayton, Missouri



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Metcalf grew up in Chicago's Hyde Park.

Biographical and Professional Information

Allan Metcalf is Professor of English at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Illinois. He earned a B.A. from Cornell University and M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Metcalf is the former executive secretary of the American Dialect Society, a national scholarly association for the study of American English, past and present and a forensic linguist.

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