December 20, 2007

Linguists on Jeopardy

Following up on Bill's post from last night: Kevin Holbert may be the first self-identified linguistics student to be a Jeopardy! contestant, but he's certainly not the first linguistics student to be a Jeopardy! contestant tout court. Eight years ago this month, there was a 1-time Jeopardy! champ named Todd O'Bryan. Todd self-identified as "[a] graduate student originally from Louisville, Kentucky" (thus also following up on my post from yesterday), but more specifically, Todd was then a linguistics student in what became my own home department at UCSD -- as Todd's web page clarifies.

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Posted by Eric Bakovic at December 20, 2007 10:49 AM