- The most up-to-date version of my user page will always be on Wikipedia.
I'm Mark A. Mandel, professionally a researcher at the Linguistic Data Consortium of the University of Pennsylvania (retired as of November 2013). I sometimes use the sobriquet
- Dr. Whom, Consulting Linguist, Grammarian, Orthoëpist, and Philological Busybody
On my own time I am still interested in languages, as well as folk music, filk music, science fiction, and other things. Including the family cat.
I wrote my dissertation on American Sign Language, and I've studied lots more languages to a greater or lesser degree. Languages I've worked with in recent years include Thai, Tagalog, Pashto, Tigrinya, Moroccan Berber, and Yoruba, Bengali, Tamil, and Urdu.