Dr. Gregory D. S. Anderson received his formal training in Linguistics at Harvard University (A.B.) and University of Chicago (Ph.D.). He worked for several years teaching Linguistics at University of Manchester and since 2003 has served as the Founding Director of the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages, a nonprofit that helps bridge the digital divide between first-world and underserved indigenous communities.
Greg is a recognized expert in the fields of documentary linguistics, linguistic typology, historical linguistics, and endangered language research. He has authored or co-authored ten books and more than sixty academic articles. Greg has conducted indigenous language fieldwork in Siberia, West Africa, Bolivia, North America, and India.
Greg recently spearheaded the development of the Global Language Hotspots List to help bring further awareness to the issue of language loss and target research agendas and funding in this domain for many years to come.