Passion translates to passion. In every course I teach, I try to convey how exciting a time it is to be in the fields of Linguistics and Cognitive Science. There are many unanswered questions about the intricate interplay of language, cognition, tech and culture.

Languages of the World

A survey of the world’s 6-7,000 languages, covering language families, structure, and the possible role of language on in nonlinguistic thought.

Metaphor & Mind

An in-depth study of empirical approaches to Cognitive Linguistics, with emphasis on conceptual metaphor and embodied cognition.

Language in U.S. Society

An overview of linguistic varieties in the United States, covering identity construction, accent discrimination, and bilingual education.

Writing & Rhetoric

Research doesn’t mean much if you’re not able to deliver your message in a persuasive manner. In my Writing & Rhetoric class, I teach the importance of writing data-driven argumentative papers that are accessible to a general audience.

Language & the Mind

An introductory look at the ways language influences thought and thought influences language.

English in its Social Contexts

An examination of English in its everyday and global contexts.

Language & Embodiment in Human-Computer Interaction

This course looks at the ever-increasing ways in which the technologies we use impact our spoken language and thought.