Jan Firbas (1921–2000) – accomplished scholar, Professor at this Department of Masaryk University. Known for his work in the field od functional sentence perspective.
Jan Firbas ve vzpomínkách – a book of memories and letters of condolence, published after Jana Firbas’s death.
“We greatly enjoyed his company, his gentle sense of humour and his acute academic insight. ... In particular we have profound admiration for his courage and commitment in the face of oppression throughout most of his professional life. He was an example to us all and will be quite irreplaceable.”Prof. Herbert Schendl, Universität Wien (a letter of condolence, in: Jan Firbas ve vzpomínkách)
These pages make use of the material compiled by Martin Drápela for the now discontinued Jan Firbas site, with consent of the Faculty of Arts Central Library who ran the site.