Monday, March 19, 2007

Professor Sonntag Wins Fulbright Research Chair

Professor Sam Sonntag has just been awarded a Fulbright grant to Canada. She will be appointed as Research Chair in Globalization and Cultural Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario for the 2007-2008 academic year. Her research project, entitled "Global English and Linguistic Autonomy," will examine the possibility--and desirability--of countries and peoples withstanding the global spread of English. Part of her research will be to compare Canadian attitudes toward the proliferation of call centers, both in Canada and in offshore locations such as India, with American attitudes. Sam will be accompanied by her husband, Professor Emeritus Bob White, on her year-long sojourn in Canada. Sam has previously been a Fulbright grantee in South Asia (1993-94). She is sure her Canadian experience will be quite different, especially in terms of winter weather!

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