speaking, I am a linguist . My main interest as a teacher
and a researcher is in the study of how different languages
assemble words to form sentences (syntax) and how sentences
can be used to convey meaning (semantics and pragmatics).
If you like linguistic jargon, I am a linguist who is interested
in crosslinguistic formal semantics and its interfaces with
formal pragmatics and syntax.
am currenlty working
on a biography of Richard Montague (1930-1971),
a brilliant philosopher and logician,
who fathered formal semantics just a few years before he was
murdered. I have been conducting archival researches and interviews
for the past three years. I was awarded an ACLS
Fellowship and a CASBS
Fellowship at Stanford University in
2014-2015 to work on the book.
am helping to organize a screening of the documentary The
way we talk
on stuttering and
a Q/A with the director Michael Turner
and others. The event will be at Atkinson
Hall at UC San Diego on Thursday October
13 2016 at 5:30 pm. It will be free and open to the public.