- Dr. Whom, Consulting Linguist, Grammarian, Orthoëpist, and Philological Busybody
On my own time I am still interested in languages, as well as folk music, filk music, science fiction, and other things. Including the family cat.
I wrote my dissertation on American Sign Language (Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley), and I've studied lots more languages to a greater or lesser degree. Languages I've worked with in recent years* include Thai, Tagalog, Pashto, Tigrinya, Moroccan Berber, and Yoruba, Bengali, Tamil, and Urdu. Among other current tasks, I am developing and maintaining the LDC's Language Resource Wiki.
* But do not speak or write; those are here. ⇒