I'm a cognitive scientist who studies and writes about language and communication.
How can people learn a second language in adulthood?
What makes cross-cultural communication difficult?
How does our language ability change as we get older?
My first three books examined these questions. I wrote them with a former student who now works as a diplomat for the U.S. Department of State.
My most recent book, all about irony and sarcasm, was published by The MIT Press in February 2020.