Geoff Nathan


Geoff Nathan is a retired  Professor Emeritus in the Linguistics Program as well as Chief Privacy Officer. He has a doctorate in Linguistics from the University of Hawai’i, and has taught at the University of Montana, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale as well as Wayne State. His area of specialization is phonetics and phonology, and he was responsible for introducing these areas to Cognitive Linguistics, in part through his phonology text, Phonology: A Cognitive Grammar Introduction, Benjamins,  and he and Margaret Winters just published Cognitive Linguistics for Linguists with Springer. In addition to phonetics and phonology, he is interested in the political and social issues involved in computing, particularly privacy and security, and continues to give workshops in those areas in retirement.

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