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language and linguistics educator

Albert Valdman, American Language and linguistics educator. Decorated chevalier de l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques, 1987, officer,1992; Guggenheim fellow, 1968, Fulbright senior fellow, 1985. Member International Association Applied Linguistics (secretary-general 1984-1987, president 1987-1994), American Association Teachers of French (vice president 1990-1994, president since 1995), Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Valdman, Albert was born on February 15, 1931 in Paris, France. Son of Jacques and Rose (Standman) Valdman. came to the United States, 1944, naturalized, 1953.

Education

AB, University of Pennsylvania, 1953; AM, Cornell Univercity, 1955; Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell Univercity, 1960; Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Neûschatel, 1991; Doctorate honoris causa, U. Neuschâtel, 1991.

Career

Linguistic scientist, Foreign Service Institute, 1957-1959; assistant professor Romance languages, Pennsylvania State University, 1959-1960; member of faculty, Indiana U., Bloomington, since 1960; professor French, Italian and linguistics, Indiana U., since 1966; department chairman linguistics, Indiana U., 1963-1968; Rudy professor, Indiana U., since 1986; visiting professor, Harvard, summer 1965. Visiting lecturer U. West Indies, 1965-1966. Fulbright lecturer U. Nice, France, 1971-1972, 75-76.

Consultant in field, since 1959.

Works

Membership

Member International Association Applied Linguistics (secretary-general 1984-1987, president 1987-1994), American Association Teachers of French (vice president 1990-1994, president 1995-1998), Comité International des Créolistes (vice president 1996-2004),Ordre Cles Francophones d' Amerique(Quebec) Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Hilde Wieners, August 19, 1960. 1 child, Bertrand André.

father:
Jacques Valdman

mother:
Rose (Standman) Valdman

spouse:
Hilde Wieners

child:
Bertrand André Valdman