ABOUT Me

I am a professor of linguistics at Stephen F. Austin State University, a regional university in Nacogdoches, Texas–in deep East Texas , surrounded by beautiful pine forests and azalea gardens and lush greenery.

At SFA, I teach a variety of linguistics courses, and this website is dedicated to some of my main research and teaching interests, as well as a few personal interests and hobbies, like baking, music, and photography.

I prefer to take a data-oriented, applied approach to studying (and teaching) linguistics, looking for connections between language use and other areas, such as genre, cognitive science, and identity.

What you’ll find on this site (It is currently under construction!)

Blog

Musings on language and linguistics

Conlangs

Information about some of my conlang work

Courses

Information on my most frequently taught courses

CV

My curriculum vitae with links, where possible