I recently completed my Ph.D. in linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. My main research interests are the documentation and description of the world’s lesser-known sign languages. I have worked closely with Sivia Sign Language, Peruvian Sign Language, Hawai‘i Sign Language, and Creole Hawai‘i Sign Language.

I am passionate about spreading the message that linguistic diversity and variation is beautiful, not something to be judged or impeded. The Lang Dock is my blog, which aims to educate people about language documentation and combat some of the negative attitudes toward linguistic variation. It is also a place for fun or puzzling observations about languages and friendly open discussion. I invite linguists and non-linguists, polyglots and monolinguals, signers and speakers alike. (The Spanish version, DocuLeng, is published concurrently.)

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