Prof. William J. Samarin, Emeritus, awarded “Lifetime Achievement Award”

Professor William J. Samarin, Emeritus, was recognized with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” on January 5, 2019 at a special session of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics in New York City, held in connection with the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Tributes were made by Salikoko Mufwene, Peter Bakker, and Marlyse Baptista, and Professor Samarin gave a report of his research on ‘The origin of Lingala: Evidence and Argumentation.’ Professor Samarin retired in 1991 at age 65.

Congratulations Professor Samarin!