About

I write about linguistics for a general audience, especially about language on the internet.

I have an upcoming book about internet language with Riverhead (Penguin). If you want to make sure you don’t miss it, you can sign up for very occasional email updates.

Notable internet linguistics topics I’ve covered include:

I have a master’s in linguistics from McGill University. I’m interested in bridging the gap between linguistics and the general public: outreach I do includes media#lingwiki Wikipedia editathons, and my blog All Things Linguistic. I also co-host Lingthusiasm, a podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics.

When I’m not linguist-ing, I like fancy hats, epic ice cream, and fiction that expands my horizons. Here are some notes on pronouncing and spelling my name.

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