Syelle GravesI am a freelance linguist working in consulting and writing, and selective copy editing, for clients like Treato and Grammar Girl, and I also work for ETS as a TOEIC rater. In addition, I am a PhD candidate in linguistics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where I have earned my MA and my MPhil. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from SUNY New Paltz with a BA in French.

Previously, I served as a full-time faculty member in the Humanities department at LaGuardia College in Long Island City, where I taught courses in the Communication Studies concentration.

Before that, I was a linguistics index editor for the International Bibliography of the Modern Language Association. While holding this position, I completed a five-year Enhanced Chancellor’s Doctoral Fellowship in linguistics at the Graduate Center, where I have worked on semantics, first language acquisition, and sociolinguistics. I completed my fellowship program with a Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) fellowship at the New York City College of Technology. Prior to that, I was a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the Hunter College Department of English, where I taught an introductory linguistics course called Structure of Modern English, along with English as a Second Language, and Expository Writing. I was also lab manager and research assistant at the Language Acquisition Research Center in the Department of Psychology during my tenure at Hunter.

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