Linguistics Professor Marlyse Baptista is one of nine U-M faculty members who received a fellowship from the Institute for the Humanities to support a research project she will pursue during 2019-20 academic year.

Professor Baptista’s book project, titled “E pluribus unum: Out of many voices, one language,” seeks to further our understanding of how in multilingual settings, the languages spoken by speakers with different first languages coalesce to give rise to Creole languages. The study draws correspondences between linguistic features in the source languages and those of the resulting Creoles while examining the processes that give rise to the observable features.

Fellowship recipients represent diverse disciplines within the humanities and span several colleges and schools across the university, this year including UM-Dearborn, public policy, music, art and design, and medicine.

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