About Danny Bate – you know, the one who tweets so much.
Born somewhere in rural Norfolk on a stormy* night**, this is the personal blog of Danny Bate, a linguist, language teacher and person uncomfortable writing in the third person.
I am currently living and working in the Czech Republic; while my job here has been teaching languages, I also spend most of my spare time thinking, talking and writing about the wonders of human language.
I do feel I have a vocation: to use the scientific insights of linguistics to make languages easier to understand and learn. The aim of this blog is to have a space in which I can share this passion with everyone who’s interested – without the character constraints of Twitter.
*actually quite pleasant
Partial Curriculum vitae
2015 – 2018
The University of York
A bachelor’s degree in general linguistics, later specialising in syntax and Latin, concluding with a third-year research project on the Latin Accusativus cum infinitivo construction.
2018 – 2019
The University of Cambridge
A research master’s on the history and development of complementizers and complement clauses in Indo-European, supervised by Prof. Ian Roberts.
Prague, Czech Republic
Teaching English, German, Latin and a little bit of Biblical Greek.
The University of Edinburgh
A doctoral project on syntactic reconstruction and the functional categories of the oldest Indo-European languages, supervised by Prof. Caroline Heycock, Prof. Ronnie Cann and Dr. Robert Truswell.