Author Archives: Andrew C.

About Andrew C.

I'm a grad student at UC Berkeley.

What do you do with a PhD in Linguistics?

I started my graduate program in the fall of 2014. Whew, time flies. It’s now been over four years, and naturally, a lot of people have been asking me what’s next. Am I applying for jobs? When will I graduate? … Continue reading

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Getting Political, Going Public

I have a distinct memory of talking to my parents about politics back in… I’m going to say 2004. This was four years before I would be eligible to vote myself. Bush was running for re-election against Kerry. I had … Continue reading

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Board Games or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Geekiness

Over the past two or three years, I have developed what started as a simple enjoyment of board games into a real hobby. My roommate and I have a collection of over forty games, including old school standards like Scrabble … Continue reading

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The Statement on God’s Justice

Apparently, some Christians think that Social Justice is a movement that can undermine the cause of the Gospel. I learned this when, earlier this week, a “statement on social justice and the gospel” was released to the public. It purports … Continue reading

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Camp and Calling

In the sixth chapter of the book of Isaiah, its titular character has a vision of God, sitting on a throne and surrounded by angels. God booms out in a mighty voice, “Whom shall I send? And who will go … Continue reading

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¿Cómo estuvo LA?

Everyone has, naturally, been asking me, “How was LA?” I recently returned from five weeks of fieldwork for my dissertation project. Some linguists go to visit villages in the Amazon rainforest or savannahs in Western Africa to collect data. I … Continue reading

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An Itinerant Linguist’s Guide to LA

I have been in Los Angeles for four weeks now, and I’ve discovered that I really, really dislike driving. I mean, I never liked doing it much in the Bay Area, but the full extent of the irritation I feel when … Continue reading

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