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Prof. Corrado Federici could always tell how Prof. Alex Amprimoz felt about someone.
The giveaway was how much Amprimoz would trade barbs with a person in one of the several languages he spoke fluently.
“I’m not sure he published anything in German or Spanish but he could tease you in in either language” Federici said. “The more he joked, the more he was your friend.”
Amprimoz, who arrived at Brock as a professor in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures in 1985, died Oct. 12. He was 64.
In the days since his death, his colleagues have been sharing memories of a man with a rare mind who penned books of poetry and an 80-page CV that included countless grants for his research in French literature. He even earned a degree in computer science later in life.