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I'm a grad student in linguistics, interested in semantics, pragmatics and prosody and currently doing fieldwork on K'iche' (a very cool Mayan language spoken in Guatemala).

Off the clock, I'm also interested in figuring out why the heck we teach this stuff — or in other words, why do people care about linguistics who don't do it for a living, what their interests are, and what they want to learn or get out of our classes. I figure if all goes well, I'll be teaching Intro to Linguistics once a year for the rest of my life, and I may as well get good at it.


Jul
21
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
19
awarded  Yearling
Jul
20
accepted Getting the last token of a macro argument
Jul
19
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
18
comment Getting the last token of a macro argument
Actually, first/last group rather than first/last token is what I want. So you're right as far as terminology goes, but it's not an issue for the problem I'm actually trying to solve.
Jul
18
asked Getting the last token of a macro argument
Jun
22
awarded  Editor
Jun
22
revised Trouble with the newtx package
added 2995 characters in body
Jun
22
asked Trouble with the newtx package
Mar
16
accepted A command to move forward to a specific (numbered) column?
Jan
10
comment As a devoted LaTeX user, how do I most effectively use software which is *not* TeX-based?
You can edit RTF files directly in Emacs. Indeed, the syntax is not terribly different from LaTeX syntax -- braces for grouping, and control sequences to change formatting within a group. If you just want to write something within your text editor of choice and then send it off to someone and say "Here, open this with Word," that might be your best bet.
Dec
24
comment A command to move forward to a specific (numbered) column?
Makes sense. Thanks.
Dec
21
comment A command to move forward to a specific (numbered) column?
Does this mean that in a normal LaTeX tabular -- without redefining the tab/newline commands -- there's no way for a macro to "find out" where in the table it's being evaluated?
Dec
21
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
20
asked A command to move forward to a specific (numbered) column?
Dec
19
awarded  Teacher
Dec
19
answered Numbers outside Math environment
Dec
19
awarded  Scholar
Dec
19
comment Truncation of “year” field in author-year citations using Natbib
Oh, that looks lovely. Thanks!
Dec
19
accepted Truncation of “year” field in author-year citations using Natbib