Bill Poser

Photo of Bill Poser hiking in Hokkaido
Hiking in Hokkaido, when I had more hair.
[The nice plaque to my right says: Please cooperate in carrying home your garbage.]


7440 Kinchen Drive
Prince George, BC
V2K 3K2 Canada
Skype: billposer
Landline: 250-962-2204
Mail sent to this address is forwarded to wherever I am actually reading my email.
53˚ 54′ 48.8″ N, 122˚ 45′ 00.7″ W

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I write about linguistics at Language Log and occasionally about other topics at my personal blog.

Books That I Have Written, Edited, Compiled, or Contributed To

Cover of Book The Carrier Language Cover of Book Introduction to the Carrier Syllabics Cover of Book Lheidli T'enneh Cemetery Cover of Book Language Classification Stony Creek Carrier Dictionary

Computational Methods for Linguistic Research

Downloadable Papers and Other Documents

My Documents at Scribd

My Book Catalog at LibraryThing

Phonetics Handouts


Poor Man's Web Dictionary

Some Pictures

Recommended Reading

Athabascan Languages T-shirt

Sprachvergleichung bumpersticker

No person, no idea, and no religion deserves to be illegal to insult, not even the Church of Emacs.

Odious ideas are not entitled to hide from criticism behind the human shield of their believers' feelings.                                                                                                                                                                                      Richard Stallman

I have signed the following Statement in Solidarity with Israeli Academics, and strongly urge you to do so:

We are academics, scholars, researchers and professionals of differing religious and political perspectives. We all agree that singling out Israelis for an academic boycott is wrong. To show our solidarity with our Israeli academics in this matter, we, the undersigned, hereby declare ourselves to be Israeli academics for purposes of any academic boycott. We will regard ourselves as Israeli academics and decline to participate in any activity from which Israeli academics are excluded.

My own views are discussed in a bit more detail in this blog entry.

Like cholera or leprosy, monolingualism at both societal/state and individual
level is a dangerous illness, which should be eradicated as soon as possible.
Its promotion is dangerous for peace in the world. The center of the contaminated
area is Europe and the Europeanised countries. This center does its best to
spread the disease to other parts of the world...

                    Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
                    Linguistic Genocide in Education or Worldwide Diversity and Human Rights?
                    Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 2000. p. 248.

The Out Campaign: Scarlet Letter of Atheism

In every country and in every age,
the priest has been hostile to liberty.
He is always in alliance with the despot,
abetting his abuses in return for protection to his own.
Thomas Jefferson

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