Margaret Winters

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Dr Margaret Winters

Professional Title: Other (please specify)
Other: Former Provost and Professor Emerita

Primary domain: Linguistics

Organization name: Wayne State University

Organization type: Academia/Research

City / Country: Grosse Pointe - United States


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As Provost (and before that at various times Associate Provost for Academic Personnel and Chair) I was very much involved in seeing faculty through tenure and their promotions. Work with data per se is considered pre-research (my term) at too many places - the work has to be better understood and, where appropriate, made a recognized research endeavor to be critiqued by peers and used as part of evaluation for tenure, promotion, salary review, and other academic ways of recognizing achievement. I am also a historical linguist who works with data (not big usually) in developing theories of grammar change. I am retired from Wayne State University, but sill active in research.