Exit Interview with Elizabeth Schrader Polczer
I would say to other PhD students who hold this fellowship: Maximize the opportunity! Be creative and think big. Make it into something that pushes your boundaries as a scholar and as a contributor to the public conversation. Because once you go into the academic world and become a professor, you might not have this kind of safe training space again, where you have the room to do what you want to do.
Phrases and sentences and how they work, how children acquire knowledge of linguistic structures, the nature of linguistic variation, and the core that languages share—these are some of the themes that fascinate Abbas Benmamoun as he studies classical and spoken varieties of Arabic and compares them to other languages.
To mark Haitian Flag Day in Brazil, we’re releasing the Portuguese translation of “The Revolution That Gave Birth to Haiti.” Read “A Revolução que deu origem ao Haiti” online, download the PDF, and order print copies