Let me explain.
In my professional life, I have worn many hats. I have a B.A. as well as several years of graduate school in Linguistics. My Master’s degree is in Deaf education, and I have two certificates in teaching English as a Second Language. I have taught ESL in Turkey and in Portugal, and am now teaching writing and English Literature at a community college.
It’s safe to say that I’m quite in love with language.
Though I am not a professional linguist in that I don’t engage in official, sponsored scholarly research, I reserve the right to introduce discussions with the phrase “As a linguist…” My studies are independent and part of my life-long quest to understand as much as I can about language: what we say, how we say it, how we don’t say it, how we should or shouldn’t say it, or how we mess it all up.
I started this blog to combine my love of language with my childhood dream of writing. My goal is to comment on language and literature in a way that is more accessible and entertaining to those who have not formally studied these subjects, but without diluting the ideas for the sake of simplicity or mass consumption.
I hope you enjoy!