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BRYANT FREEMAN is a professor at the University of Kansas
University of Kansas
. He is primarily known for being the founder and director of the University of Kansas Institute of Haitian Studies, one of the few such institutes in a major university in the United States
United States
. Freeman received his Ph.D. in French from Yale University , specializing in the work of Jean Racine
Jean Racine
.

He has also been an instructor for the United Nations
United Nations
Observers in Haiti, an advisor for U.S. and U.N. Peace-Keeping Forces in Haiti
Haiti
, receiving the protocol rank of Major General.

His awards include:

* Lifetime Achievement Award for Service to the Haitian People * U.S. Department of Justice Commissioner's Special
Special
Service Award * Kansas Humanities Council Award, Kansas French Educator of the Year * Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Phi Beta Kappa * Yale University Fellow, Fulbright Scholar

Among his several publications include one of the most comprehensive dictionaries of Haitian Creole to English (and later English to Haitian Creole ) ever made, as well as specialty dictionaries such as medical terminology. He edited a collection of the works of Carrié Paultre , a leading Haitian novelist. He was specifically asked by the U.S. State Department in 2004 to translate a letter written by Jean-Bertrand Aristide , to determine if he had actually stated his resignation.

Among the classes he taught until his retirement in 2006 were French, Haitian Creole (6 courses: beginning to advanced) and Haitian history .

Dr. Freeman's books, including his Haitian-English Dictionary, are available from the KUbookstore. Many of his books are also available for free (along with their audio supplements) on the KU Haitian Creole Resources webpage.

REFERENCES

* http://afs.ku.edu/bryant-c-freeman * http://languages.ku.edu/haitian * http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2004/mar/11/ku_prof_asked/

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* WorldCat Identities * VIAF : 244052181 * LCCN : n86808892 * ISNI : 0000 0000 2760 3435 * SUDOC :

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