Legal consulting: I
sometimes consult as an expert to
attorneys involved in legal cases in which aspects of language play a
Background: Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania 1976. J.D. University of San Diego School of Law 1994. Taught at Arizona, Melbourne, Northeastern, San Diego State. Linguistics Institutes in 1971 (SUNY Buffalo), 1984 (UCLA), 1987 (Stanford), 2011 (Colorado - taught Language & Law). NEH Summer Seminars for College Teachers 1978 (New Mexico, bilingualism (Bernard Spolsky)), 1981 (UMass, formal semantics (Barbara Partee & Emmon Bach)). View my CV (.pdf)
My teaching for fall 2014: Ling 430 (English grammar), 501 (Fundamentals of linguistics), and 696 (Pragmatics).
My teaching for spring 2015: Ling 525 (Semantics & pragmatics) and 622 (Discourse and syntax).
Personal information: Born Philadelphia, PA, 1943. Grew up in Moorestown, NJ, according to Money Magazine (July 2005), the best place to live in the USA. Married to Peri L. Good (1984). Three children: Paul J. Kaplan (46), Sam Kaplan-Good (25), Ben Kaplan-Good (23). Loves: basketball, running, studying biblical Hebrew as well as other languages.
Some useful links:
Linguist List (premier
resource for linguists, with research inquiries and answers, job
reviews, and more)
Linguistic Society of America (main professional organization for American linguists)
American Dialect Society
American Association for Applied Linguistics
Association for Computational Linguistics
International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL) (leading organization for the study of linguistics-law interrelations)
Finishing the Arturo Barrios 10K in
October 2004. It looks like I am going faster than I am.
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