What Is in a Name?
Collins Dictionary defines afire as ‘intensely interested or passionate’. With my extensive linguistic and cultural knowledge, the name Afire Languages reflects the vibrancy of language and my enthusiasm for it. That enthusiasm extends not only to all things French and Spanish, but also to the famous, sometimes impenetrable, ‘Glasgow Patter’ of my home city.
The name Afire Languages also reflects the perpetually evolving nature of language. Whether one language is incorporating words from another language and culture, or incorporating exciting new words from developments in its own culture, language is undoubtedly a positive dynamic force. I am proud and excited to be an integral part of this bridge between three languages and cultures in my professional capacity as a linguist.
I enjoy watching French television dramas and cooking. I also have a keen interest in border collie dogs, Scottish crime fiction and cryptic crosswords, though not necessarily in that order! The proofreader in me is always hard at work and keen to find incorrectly (and amusingly) spelt and punctuated signage in my local area.