Theories all the way down

Theories all the way down

“Don’t you have anything positive to say?” Well, as it happens I do! It can be found in a new paper by myself, Phoebe Gaston, Nick Huang, and Hanna Muller, “Theories all the way down: remarks on ‘theoretical’ and ‘experimental’ linguistics.” The question above came...
Remembering Akira

Remembering Akira

Akira Omaki (1980 – 2018) Akira Omaki, Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Washington, passed away on August 6th 2018, following complications from lymphoma. Akira was 38 years old. Growing up in the city of Hakodate, on the tip of Japan’s...
Creating a parkrun USA event: 6-month update

Creating a parkrun USA event: 6-month update

Now that it’s 6 months since we launched College Park parkrun, it’s time for an update on our experience of creating a parkrun USA event. I wrote a blog piece about it shortly after our launch, but a lot has happened since then. We have made it through our first...
Creating a parkrun USA event

Creating a parkrun USA event

Helping to create a parkrun event in my hometown has been incredibly rewarding. parkrun makes amazing contributions to health and happiness, but it has struggled to gain traction in the US. These are some thoughts on what it takes. parkrun is the world’s largest...