A Note from Farrell Ackerman

Four years after graduating from CLS, I graduated from SLC (Sarah Lawrence College) and then went on to the University of California, Berkeley for a PhD in Theoretical Linguistics. During my graduate career, I studied at the University of Zagreb, Yugoslavia, University of Helsinki, Finland and spent 4 years doing research at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and teaching at several different Hungarian Universities. I returned to the States, finished my degree and got a job at University of California, San Diego, where I am presently a professor in the linguistics department and a faculty member in the programs on Law and Society, Human Development, and Cognitive Science. I've been married for 16 years and have two children.

It amazes me that so much time can be summed up so briefly. It also saddens me that this brief update is too late to apprise Baz of what I've been doing all these years: unknown to him is the fact that my thesis is dedicated to him and Bill Dalton (a former CLS faculty member who should be listed in the directory) in appreciation of the support and understanding they showed me when I needed it most. I've often thought of CLS over the years and wondered what happened to those I knew and lamented the absence of a way to find out what happened to them. I'm enormously grateful to those of you who took the time to make this forum available. And I hope to hear from those missing persons sometime soon.

Farrell Ackerman

Submitted 12-October-1997