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I am a cognitive scientist and writer with a long and apparently incurable infatuation with language.

I earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Rochester, and subsequently spent 12 years on the faculty at Brown University. I am now an adjunct professor in Linguistics and Psychology at the University of Calgary, where I try as best as I can to infect students with my interests. 


I'm currently writing a textbook on The Psychology of Language as well as a volume of poetry.

I occasionally consult for commercial and non-profit entities, and serve as  the President of the Writers' Guild of Alberta.

You can find me on Twitter.