• The Iguala Massacre Protests on Twitter

    Wed 08 October 2014

    With over 40 normalistas still missing, and demands that they be returned alive, families and supporters in the thousands have gathered for a nationally-called protest march on October 8th. The largest march was in Mexico City, where thousands have gathered at the emblematic "Angel de la Independencia" in the center ...



  • Interrogation in Southern Zapotec

    Tue 30 September 2014

    I recently gave a short talk at the San José State University Linguistics & TESOL Symposium. Here is a link to a video recording of my talk, which is a short survey of interrogative words in four Southern Zapotec variants.

    The San José State University Linguistics & Language Development Student Association has ...


  • Correction of an error in Nida (1965: 11)

    Wed 30 January 2013

    Linguists are a sharp and observant bunch. Because of this, it’s rare that a widely used linguistic exercise turns out to be wrong. However, I have stumbled onto one that seems to have been misconstrued from the get go. A legacy typo, maybe? Please take note and don’t ...


  • Boroditsky on Forum

    Sun 10 June 2012

    The best thing to happen on NPR, on the evening of Wednesday, July 4th 2012, was Michael Krasny’s interview on KQED’s “Forum” with neuroscientist Lera Boroditsky. This innovative researcher is an assistant professor of psychology, neuroscience, and symbolic systems at Stanford University. Her work is clarifying mysteries about ...


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