Ph.D. Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley 1988M.S. Sociolinguistics, Georgetown University 1982M.Ed. Teaching English, University of Virginia 1980Diploma in Anglo-Irish Literature (Honours), Trinity College, Dublin 1975A.B. English, Stanford University 1970
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