Hi all! If you’d like to know about my background, please see my recently-posted mini-bio.
My first set of contributions is going to involve my own most central area of interest as a skeptical linguist: a summary of the main issues regarding non-mainstream (‘fringe’) claims regarding the etymologies of words and historical links between languages, and explanations of why such claims very typically don’t hold up. Comments and queries will of course be most welcome. Please stand by for this material.
Mark Newbrook (currently with my beloved in England’s beautiful Lake District)