Associate Professor - Applied AnthropologyE-mail: email@example.com
I worked in Ethiopia from 1982-1995. My work there included teaching linguistics at Addis Ababa University, doing language surveys, organizing courses for mother tongue Bible translators at the Ethiopian Bible Society, linguistic research on Ethiopian languages, leading a language development project (doing literacy, teacher training, and Bible translation) among the Majangir people under the Mekane Yesus Church.
I am fascinated by the study of the history of Bible translation. There have been some fascinating people involved in Bible translation over the years--everyone from godly pioneers from the far past, to Napoleon’s nephew, to a slave that was rescued by the Italian navy.
I have become fascinated by Wikipedia. I have created or edited a number of articles related to my interests--a dangerous, but fascinating, hobby.
My wife Carole (queen of GIAL interlibrary loan) and I enjoy hosting students in our home, such as a weekly Bible study and an Ethiopian feast every semester.
So many of my interests revolve around (what I think of as) sociolinguistic themes.
In addition, I have had students in a variety of independent study courses: got an idea for one?