I’m a linguistics professor, meaning that there are about three things I do: think about how languages work, write about how languages work, and talk excitedly about how languages work. My contributions to DI tend to be attempts at squeezing in some time with a few of my other interests (psychology, genetics, geography, etc.). I’ve been contributing to the site since mid-2006, though I generally recommend ignoring that big gap in the middle.

Since joining DI, I’ve had 14 addresses across three countries. I’m currently doing dialectology research in a sequence of interesting towns along Canada’s west coast.