About Joe McVeigh

I grew up near Philadelphia and I’ve lived near Helsinki for most of my adult life. I have a wife and kids and a dog and a mortgage so I’m adulting pretty well. Or pretty poorly, depending on how you look at it. I used to read a lot of non-fiction, but I’ve forgotten how to do that anymore. My family says that anymore at the end of the last sentence sounds wrong, but it’s all good.

I teach lingusitics at the University of Jyväskylä (in Finland) and I really enjoy it - mostly because my students are really great. My courses are on grammar (aka morphosyntax) and corpus lingusitics and semantics.

If I keep trying to type lingusutics, one day I’ll get it right.

Get in touch if you want to know more about my research or if you'd like me to give a talk at your university or business.

You can find me online tweeting from time to time. I tweet about bad language books and good language takes. And whenever a comic book makes a comment about language.

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joseph.mcveigh [at] gmail.com