The LSA heartily congratulates members Dr. Michael Erard, Dr. Natalia Knoblock, and Dr. Veronika Drake on receiving grants from the National Endowment of the Humanities.

Michael Erard, Natalia Knoblock, Veronika Drake
Michael Erard, Natalia Knoblock, Veronica Drake

Michael Erard, Writer & Linguist (Maastricht University)

  • Project Title: First Words and Last Words: A Linguistic Biography
  • Project Description: A book exploring the linguistic, historical, and cultural dimensions of first words spoken after birth and last words spoken before death

Natalia Knoblock, Associate Professor of English & Veronika Drake, Associate Professor of English (Saginaw Valley State University)

  • Project Title: Language and Linguistic Prejudice Related to Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Identity
  • Project Description: A two-week residential institute for 30 K-12 teachers to study linguistic prejudice.