Victor Friedman, on foreign leave from the Slavic department, continues his tour of Europe and the Balkans. In addition to several recent papers, presentations, and invited public lectures through Macedonia, Victor also had the honor of receiving the Krste P. Misirkov Liftetime Achievement Award for contributions to Macedonian Scholarship from the Ramkovski Foundation in Skopje. Amazing!
Meanwhile, Salikoko Mufwene has a good deal of new work to report. Publications include “Some offspring of colonial English are creole” in Vernacular universals vs. contact-induced language change; and “Kituba, Kileta, or Kikongo: What’s in a name?” in Naming Languages in Sub-Saharan Africa: Practices, Names, Categorisations, as well as a number of appearances both as an invited and accepted speaker at a number of conferences and the University of Sao Paolo.
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