Emily Remirez

LINGUIST List Volunteer


Hello! My name is Emily, and I couldn't be more thrilled to be here at LINGUIST List for summer 2013! I was born and raised on the Gulf Coast of Texas, so being in Ypsilanti is quite new for me. I'm currently a junior at Rice University in Houston, majoring in Linguistics with a concentration in Cognitive Science and minoring in Anthropology. I have been interested in language for as long as I can remember, and there is very little that I dislike about linguistics. My vast collection of main interests includes (for now) L1 acquisition, cognitive linguistics, linguistic relativity, animal communication, language typology, writing systems (especially as related to cognition), syntax, morphology, voice and focus systems, phonology, speech perception, Central and South American languages, language contact, creoles and pidgins, and historical linguistics. Having worked as a teaching assistant for an intro ling class, as a consultant in Rice's Communication Center, and as the co-head academic mentor for my residential college, I've found that the most rewarding thing to do with knowledge is to share it! I hope that during my time here working on MultiTree and LL-MAP I will be able to help make knowledge available to other linguists.

Outside of linguistics, I like dogs, especially mine, who is a poorly-behaved toy fox terrier named Sophie. I also love most other animals, and I spend as much time as I can at the Houston Zoo, where there is no upper age limit for petting the sheep. My third priority (after linguistics and animals, for those keeping track) is reading books, especially those by Oscar Wilde, Jack Kerouac, Etgar Keret, and Kurt Vonnegut and good science fiction (especially Philip K. Dick). Other things I like are Wes Anderson movies, absurdity, and Arrested Development.