Michael Brown (2004)
Michael Brown of the University of Illinois died in August of 2004. He was a precise and prolific scholar from his earliest days as an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Michigan. He taught at Harvard and was a fellow at the Hellenic Center before coming to the Urbana in 1974. With the publication of 240 articles and 23 monographs he established himself as the world authority on Old Nubian, the earliest ebonics, publishing a dictionary and a grammar of that language.
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