My name is Colin Gorrie.1 My mission is to bring linguistics out of the ivory tower and spread reliable knowledge about how language works to anyone who wants to learn.

My mission is to help as many people as possible learn about linguistics and related areas such as language learning, ancient languages such as Old English, and the art of language construction.

I do this primarily through writing articles on this site and by teaching a variety of courses. I also write a newsletter and maintain a mostly language-focused Twitter account (@colingorrie). I am sometimes lucky enough to talk with interesting people elsewhere on the internet.

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  1. This is me: Colin Gorrie. If you're curious about my background in linguistics, I got my PhD in 2014 from the University of Arizona. You can read my dissertation here if you need a sleeping aid.

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