I am a linguist working in voice assistant technology. One of my missions is to bring the work of linguists more into public awareness. To that end, I once gave a TEDx talk on language technology. I'm also the only person who has worked at both the Linguist List and the Linguistic Society of America. I enjoy playing incredibly loud keyboard instruments and reading sad books.
I have a PhD in Linguistics at UW in Seattle, where I worked on coordination in English.
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This book is about everyone you know. ...I even found myself - I'm the Vietnamese Potbellied Pig! Sedaris is the only author whose books I easily laugh out loud at.
This was okay. I had it recommended from a friend who I highly regard for his taste in East Asian media of all types and who said it's the "Requiem for a Dream" of books. I was so intrigued by the setup and its being billed as a kind of ...