Hi, I'm Brent.

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.


Some of the freelance work I've done:
  • 2 book covers, 1 forthcoming
  • I've made the logos for the LSA Annual Meeting for the past several years, and continue to do graphics consulting with them.
  • LaTeX Beamer styles for conference presentations

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    Brent's bookshelf: read

    Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary
    it was amazing
    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.
    tagged: humor
    The Road
    it was amazing
    God damn.
    The Vegetarian
    liked it
    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 ...