26.1769, Presenting Our Next Featured Linguist: Joe Salmons

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Subject: 26.1769, Presenting Our Next Featured Linguist: Joe Salmons

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Date: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:24:20
From: LINGUIST List [linguist at linguistlist.org]
Subject: Presenting Our Next Featured Linguist: Joe Salmons

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Joe Salmons

‘Featured linguist’ blurbs used to directly address the question ‘how did I
become a linguist?’. Every single day I think about that, how lucky I am to be
a linguist and one doing what I’m doing.

Growing up mostly just outside Kings Mountain, North Carolina, from first
grade into college I was a really weak student and came close to dropping out
of high school. But I graduated and stumbled into the University of North
Carolina at Charlotte, and into Philosophy and Foreign Languages, departments
with amazing profs who worked hard to help me along. About halfway through,
things clicked, especially in the philosophy and history of science, and I
just worked on learning languages, especially German. Philosophy courses
didn’t yield big answers but I learned something about how to approach
problems. The German program made it possible for me to go to Germany one
summer, my first trip ever outside the southeastern U.S. Both things were life


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