I taught Hellenistic Greek at Bluefield College (VA) and Southern Seminary (KY), Classical Greek at NC State, and now teach English and Spanish and occasionally give seminars for teachers on language acquisition theory and methods. In the mid 1990s I served as a Mellon Research Fellow in Greek Linguistics at UNC Chapel Hill while on sabbatical from Bluefield.
I have published a number of items about the application of modern Linguistics to the study and description of Ancient Greek as it was used in the Hellenistic period. My passion is reading Ancient Greek and studying the way the language functioned for native speakers in the ancient world.
I live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Además del inglés, hablo español. I spend time in Perú, my wife’s country of origin, as often as I can.
You can get a bit more information about me on the Linguist List site. They’ve listed a few publications in Greek Linguistics, but not my work with English or Spanish Language Acquisition. If you want to know about my interests other than Greek Linguistics, you can visit my personal blog at michealpalmer.com.
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