Intro


I'm a doctoral researcher and instructor in linguistics at Northwestern University. My background is in both computer science and linguistics, and I received my master's degree from University of Washington and my bachelor's from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

My main research interests can, very broadly, be summed up by the following: What is language and what is it for? To answer these questions, it seems, requires one to look in many places. In regard to the "what", I focus on formal syntactic and morphological theory, analyzing word formation and sentence structure. As for the "what for", I focus on what human activities language (seen as both a biological and computational system) is optimized for, which brings me into areas such as information theory, computational theory and psycholinguistics.

Outside of work, I love learning more about languages and cultures, engaging with music (esp. jazz, flamenco, etc.), computer hacking, and PC gaming.

Contact

I'm happy to answer any questions or comments you may have. I don't use social media, so it's best to contact me over email at:

[devinjohnson2026@u.northwestern.edu]


Alternatively, you can send me physical mail, just address it to the Northwestern Linguistics Department and write my name. I'll try my best to answer emails within 48 hours (excluding weekends).

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