Expert 522633 - CA(S)

Expertise Description

My career has spanned over 40 years experience in Linguistics. I have expertise in sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, linguistic evolution, spoken English geographical and ethnic dialects, bilingualism, second language acquisition, African languages, and the use of syntax in discourse. I have also spent more than 40 years as a linguistics witness experience by providing consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Consulting Experience

My consulting experience includes having served as consultant or adviser for numerous projects and cases involving speech behavior, particularly those involving English dialects and/or bilingualism. Such projects have ranged from educational concerns to applications of linguistic and sociolinguistic principles to the health sciences, law and computerized language processing.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes being an active contributor to the academic field at conferences, symposia, and through papers and reviews published in professional journals.


Degree Subject Institution
Ph.D. Linguistics Columbia University – New York
A.B. French Literature Columbia College – New York

Awards & Affiliation

Linguistic Society of America
Linguistic Association of Great Britain
International Sociological Association
American Educational Association
International Reading Association

Primary Affiliation

Linguistic Society of America