I also like learning about languages. My fourth semester in college I took Intro to Linguistics and decided to minor in it. In order to fulfill the elective requirements, I began taking advanced Spanish classes, culminating in 300 levels. This combination of formal, mathematical language study, natural language study, and the study of languages caused me to reconsider what a language is. A quote from Richard Montague interests me: “I reject the contention that an important theoretical difference exists between formal and natural languages.”
My coursework caused me to be interested in bridging the conceptual gap between formal and natural languages. This involves both improvements on programming languages and IDEs and also thinking about ways to improve natural language communication through technology. Since communication is the end-all goal of language, I am also interested in accessibility and internationalization.