About the Author

Ian Lancashire


Ian Lancashire is a Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Toronto who accidentally discovered changes in our vocabulary that are early-warning signals of Alzheimer's Disease. His books include Forgetful Muses: Reading the Author in the Text; and Using TACT with Electronic Texts: A Guide to Text-Analysis Computing. The Internet databases he edits are Representative Poetry Online (RPO) and Lexicons of Early Modern English (LEME). In 2015 he became Director, Humanities, Academy 1, Royal Society of Canada.