is a Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of South Carolina. His research interests include general linguistics, syntax and semantics, and the role of language in intrastate conflict. He has produced three books, four edited volumes, and several dozen articles and book chapters. Most recently, he published Language Conflict and Language Rights: Ethnolinguistic Perspectives on Human Conflict (with William Davies, 2018). He is currently engaged in a digital project with Michael Gavin, The Language Conflict Project, http://languageconflict.org. He served as Book Review Editor (2002-2005) and Executive Editor (2013-2016) for the journal Language.