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 recently published book, about irony and sarcasm, was released by MIT Press in 2020.
Two new books, about miscommunication and author attribution, are in press at Prometheus Books.