Department of Linguistics
609 Baldy Hall
Buffalo NY 14260-1030
My B.A. (1975) is from McGill University in Montréal, Canada (First Class Joint Honours in Linguistics and Russian). My Ph.D. (1983) is from Harvard University; my thesis was A Comparative Study of Accent in the Five Nations Iroquoian Languages.
I have taught at three institutions in the United States and Canada. My first position (1979-1983) was at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario in the Anthroplogy Department, where I was also Director of the Centre for the Research and Teaching of Canadian Native Languages (mostly Iroquoian and Algonquian while I was there). My next position (1982-1989) was in the Linguistics Department at Harvard University. I have taught at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York since 1989.