I'm a Ph.D. student in linguistics, meaning that I spend my days - and sometimes my nights as well - thinking about how languages work. Writing for DI is a pretty good way of squeezing in some quality time with a few of my other interests (primarily psychology, genetics, and geography). I've been contributing to the site since mid-2006, though I generally recommend ignoring that big gap in the middle.

I've spent the majority of my adult life in the vicinity of Lake Ontario. These days I live in Toronto, and can still occasionally be spotted in a tree. If you look carefully, that is.

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