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I have been fascinated by words and the way they work since the age of three.

I returned to the University of Edinburgh at the age of 59 for 2½ years, studying Philosophy and Linguistics. I have kept my interest in linguistics, and I regularly visit the excellent website Language Log which is a blog maintained by a team of professional linguists headed by Mark Liberman.

There are three pages in this section of the website:

In addition, the following page is from another section of the website but might just as easily have been placed in this section: