Department of Linguistics
University of Massachusetts
MA 01003 USA
Email: firstinitial lastname at linguist dot umass dot edu
I have published articles and books on syntax, phonology, languages
of British Columbia, especially Haisla, on problems of tense and aspect
in semantics, and on formal problems and semantic issues in the morphology
of polysynthetic languages. Since my retirement in early 1992, I have
had an active, though part-time, involvement with the department. For
several years, I taught linguistics and cotaught Haisla
and Coast Tsimshian in British Columbia.
Currently I hold an appointment as a Professorial Research Associate at SOAS
(University of London), where I have taught semantics and field
methods. Going beyond strictly scientific interests, I am concerned with language rights and problems of language endangerment . I also write poetry and play banjo and
various other instruments, including (beginning!) didjeridoo.
I am married to Wynn Chao, who teaches at SOAS and lives in London with twins
Chris and Gabby. I now live permanently in London but try to get back
to Pelham, Massachusetts, from time to time.
Here's a link to a list of my publications in
linguistics and another to HTML versions of some recent and not so recent papers and other documents..
Feedback is welcome.
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