I'm Eric Benzschawel, a BA candidate for spring 2014 at Indiana University, with majors in Linguistics (with honors) and Germanic Studies, and minors in Dutch and Western European Studies. I'll be working this summer as an intern at the LINGUIST List through early August, contributing primarily on the MultiTree and LL-map projects. I speak German and Dutch as second languages.
My personal areas of interest in linguistics are: syntax, morphosyntax, morphology, corpus linguistics, and computational linguistics. I'm a Germanophile too, so I enjoy Germanic historical linguistics or linguistic work on modern Germanic languages. I have a keen interest in the histories of Germanic peoples, especially Anglo-Saxon England, the Faroe Islands, the Dutch Golden Age, and the Holy Roman Empire.
All the schoolwork definitely keeps me busy, but that doesn't mean there's no free time! I deeply enjoy reading high fantasy, science fiction, history, and linguistics books. I enjoy music of all genres and play saxophone in the Marching Hundred. I'm also a fan of the Green Bay Packers, Chicago Blackhawks, Indiana Hoosiers, and several soccer teams.