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TheLeaper is a sociolinguist. TheLeaper is here to contribute linguistics knowledge to Wikipedia through participating in WikiProject Linguistics and through work in the classes they teach. TheLeaper is also a fan of classical and symphonic music, following the work of contemporary composers of symphonic band music. TheLeaper speaks some Dutch and some Spanish and has done translation work from these languages. TheLeaper is learning their heritage language Manx Gaelic and is attempting to contribute Manx knowledge to Wikipedia.[1]

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TheLeaper is a linguist (specifically a sociolinguist) and a scholarly communications professional. The Leaper has a lot of knowledge about things like language archives and data sources, and loves to share linguistic study with the world in an accessible way.


TheLeaper is also a musician and loves volunteer music ensembles. TheLeaper has participated in a number of community and volunteer music groups. TheLeaper plays a large, loud brass instrument.

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  • TheLeaper is currently co-organizing a distributed Edit-a-thon-a-thon, including both remote and satellite events, for the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages. Check out our campaign.
  1. ^ "Can Apps Save Endangered Languages?". Time. Retrieved 2019-02-06.