I am a PhD student in Linguistics at UC San Diego. I received my B.A. in Linguistics from The Ohio State University. While completing my undergraduate a degree, I worked as a chef in the Ohio Union, which is the student union at OSU. My ultimate goal is to work as a professor, explaining complicated but interesting ideas to students. While working as a chef, one of my main responsibilities was not actually cooking, but training student employees in various culinary techniques (I was not a ... [more]
I have a B.A., and am currently working on my PhD in linguistics, with a specialization in syntax (grammar). I have, in the past, worked as a thesis proof reader, editing both Master's and PhD level theses.
Studied French in high school and college. Well versed in French grammar and vocabulary. Knowledgeable about French history, 800 AD - present. Knowledgeable about French literary and cinematic movements (Hugo, Baudelaire, Camus, Sartre, etc.) Familiar with French intellectual movements (Rouseau, Descartes, Voltaire, Montesquieu, etc.) Knowledgeable of this history of the French language, its descent from Vulgar Latin and Frankish dialects, its similarities and differences regarding other romance languages.
As a PhD student, I have a great deal of experience writing papers (often between 5 and 30 pages long). I also have experience writing both short fiction and poetry. In the past, I have been a paid proofreader for Master's and doctoral theses (1 year's experience).
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I have one year's experience proofreading and editing Master's and Doctoral theses.
I have a B.A. in linguistics and am pursuing my PhD in linguistics. I have had extensive training in syntax, semantics, and morphology, as well as general training in phonetics, phonology, language acquisition, pragmatics, and language documentation. I am familiar with both current linguistic thought, as well as theories and methodologies stretching back to the 19th century.