Daniel Midgley teaches linguistics at the University of Western Australia and at Edith Cowan University.
In his youth, he could often be found in the 400 section of his school library, looking at books about how words and phrases got to be the way they are. So, after an undergraduate degree in International Relations, Daniel got a master’s degree in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 1996.
Daniel has studied Spanish, French, Russian, and a bit of Japanese. He would like to be more fluent in any of them. He also uses Java and Perl. He’s involved in the UWA Atheist and Skeptic Society, and blogs about religion, Mormonism, and skepticism at Good Reason and Gospel Doctrine for the Godless.
Daniel is a presenter on the popular weekly radio programme Talk the Talk, which airs on RTRFM 92.1, a community radio station in Perth. His new podcast, Because Language, focuses on interviews and issues in linguistics. He also enjoys presenting classes on language and critical thinking for UWA Extension.