“Not only does the English Language borrow words from other languages, it sometimes chases them down dark alleys, hits them over the head, and goes through their pockets.”
“At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.”
Language and linguistics has always fascinated me; from the simplest exclamations and “meaningless” vowels to the most complex neurolinguistics.
The most fascinating thing about language and linguistics is the fact that we function so well in its organized chaos.
My view of language and its elements is more technical than not. As a linguist, my interests include corpus linguistics, language borrowing/transfer and lexicology. As a language user, my interests include epic movies, and good food!
I have degrees in TESL and Linguistics. Currently I am based in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. Contact me here.