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The Layman's Linguist

➤I created my major & received a degree in Psycholinguistics with a concentration in Cognitive Neuroscience.

➤I conducted & published a cross-country sociolinguistic study of linguistic prejudice called "Sounding Black."

➤I've studied 5 languages besides English: Spanish, Italian, Latin, Attic Greek, & German.

➤For the past 10 years, I've worked in schools with kids from infancy to high school, including 2 years in special education. I currently work at a residential program for kids with learning disabilities.

Most importantly: I just really love linguistics. Everyone reading this is already an expert at understanding and creating language - the only thing most people lack is a familiarity with the technical aspects. So leave those aspects to me and share your own knowledge of language. Armchair Experts Welcome