A Journey through Languages
October 15, 2007: Dick Tucker
Paul Mellon University Professor of Applied Linguistics
and former Head, Department of Modern Languages
I will reflect upon the challenges and the opportunities that I encountered as I have moved figuratively and literally over the past 40 years from Canada to Southeast Asia, to the Middle East, to Washington, DC and finally, in 1992, to Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University while I tried, at each step along the way, to contribute to the creation of “language competent” societies.