Gary F. Simons, Ph.D.

Chief Research Officer

Degrees

  • Ph.D. (Linguistics), Cornell University (1979)
  • M.A. (Linguistics), Cornell University (1976)
  • B.A. summa cum laude, Seattle Pacific University (1974)

Current positions

Other experience

  • Associate VP for Academic Affairs, SIL (1999–2009)
  • Committee on Endangered Languages and their Preservation, Linguistic Society of America (2006–2008)
  • International Linguistics Consultant, SIL (1982–2005)
  • Editorial board, Markup Languages: Theory and Practice (1998–2002)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington (1985–2002)
  • Director, Academic Computing, SIL (1986–1999)
  • Director, LinguaLinks Product Development, SIL (1997–1999)
  • Committee on Text Analysis and Interpretation (1989–1994) and Technical Review Committee (1996–1998), Text Encoding Initiative
  • Manager, Language Data Processing, SIL (1984–1985)
  • Translation Advisor for North Malaita, Solomon Islands (with SIL, 1979–1983)
  • Graduate Research Assistant for Language Variation and Limits to Communication Project (Joseph Grimes, Principal Investigator), involving 18 months field work in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands (1976–1978)

Memberships

Research interests

  • Digital language documentation, description, and archiving
  • Markup languages and text encoding
  • Computational linguistics
  • Programming languages
  • Historical and comparative linguistics
  • Austronesian linguistics
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