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SU professor to study the origins of written English - 1/17/2013 -

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Southern University Baton Rouge’s David Porter funding for his research project on the origins of written English.

Porter's research project, entitled "Launching English Intellectual History: The Construction of the First English Encyclopedia at Canterbury in the Seventh Century," will be at least a year-long effort, he said.

There were more than 1,200 proposals sent to the NEH and Porter's effort is one of the less than 80 chosen for funding.

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