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I’m Kevin. I’m a native speaker of American English, and in college I studied English, Language concentration. Then in graduate school I studied English again, specifically Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
I’ve also studied Japanese (and lived in Japan for about five years, teaching English, linguistics, and humor studies), American Sign Language (undergraduate minor), French, German, and Spanish, as well as some Mandarin Chinese and Japanese Sign Language on my own.
In addition, I contributed two language-related chapters to a book about the television series Firefly:
- “Chinese Words in the ‘Verse” and
- “Unofficial Glossary of Firefly Chinese.”
The book is:
ISBN-13: 9781932100433, ISBN-10: 1932100431
As the Cabaret song goes:
As it doesn’t go:
- sign language that can’t be typed.
Kevin with a few language dictionaries
of a few languages
– Kevin Sullivan