Pierre Vernet

 

 

 

Age: 66

 

Summary: Haitian noted creolist and founder of the Faculty of Applied Linguistics that is part of an entity of the State University of Haiti who was considered as a leading authority in the field of linguistics in Haiti when he fought for more than 30 years for the enhancement of the FLA linguistics department while ensuring a courageous promotion of Haitian Creole, and who was also a veteran board member and researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, France.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed during an earthquake

 

Born: March 21, 1943

 

Died: January 12, 2010

 

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti