V.P. Academic Affairs at Canada Institute of Linguistics, Associate Professor
CanIL Harvest Centre
+1 (604) 888-7511 ext. 3937

Department(s) or Program(s)

Research & Scholarship


Doctor of Ministry in Bible Translation (Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary) 2013; MA Linguistics with Honours (University of Texas, Arlington) 1980; Bachelor of Religious Education (Providence College) 1977

Recent Publications

  • 2013 Optimizing Translation Training at Canada Institute of Linguistics. Thesis Project for DMin in Bible Translation. Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
  • 2011 “Assumed and trusted similarity” – when we’ve translated, what is it that we’ve done?  Paper presented to Bible Translation 2011, Dallas, TX, USA.
  • 2008 Ergative Control of Syntactic Processes In Southern Sinama. Studies in Phillipine Languages and Cultures. 19:184-201. 
  • 2004 Serving as a Consultant to Dictionary Compilers. (Paper presented at Lexicography Conference, Payap University Linguistics Department, Chiangmai, Thailand (24-26 May 2004.)
  • 2004 Questions for Testing Translations: Genesis. SIL & UBS: Translators' Workplace 4.0.
  • 2001 Serving as consultant to larger teams. SIL: Lingualinks 5.0 (Consulting Books


English, Tagalog, Southern Sinama, Tausug, Sama Pangutaran, Sama Central.

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Translation
  • Philosophical Perspectives in Linguistics
  • Language Program Design and Management