Linguistics professor Marlyse Baptista is featured in an article by Leslie Stainton on the U-M LSA website titled "A Key to What Makes Us Human." Following is an excerpt:

LSA linguist Marlyse Baptista believes creole languages not only hold clues about the way languages develop; she thinks they also reveal the way the human tenacity and creativity help language evolve even under dire circumstances.

Read the full article on the LSA website.