Besides linguistics, I read books, take photos, and listen to classical music. My favorite philosopher is Immanuel Kant, while my favorite writer is Marcel Proust. I am a fan of medieval and Renaissance history. In terms of music, I love Bach and Chopin. I myself can play the piano and violin, though not in a professional level. I prefer to listen to the recordings of musicians who were active in 20th century, e.g. Wilhelm Kempff, Fritz Wunderlich, Mstislav Rostropovich, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Rosalyn Tureck. In terms of performers who are still active, I like Gidon Kremer and Martha Argerich. I am the photographer of feature photos in this website and the facebook page of the linguistics department at Rutgers.