Vice Provost
Faculty Director, UChicagoGRAD
Lorna P. Straus Distinguished Service Professor, Department of Linguistics and the College

Department of Linguistics
University of Chicago
1115 E. 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

In the Office of the Provost: Levi 421
Assisted by: Janice Cobb. (773) 702-5254
Faculty Office: Rosenwald 205C
Office phone: +1 (773) 702-8523
My email is merchant [at-sign] uchicago [dot] edu

Office hours: by appointment.

The guiding document for academic appointments at the University: the Shils Report.
"A [linguistic] theory may be tested by its capacity for dealing with puzzles, and it is a wholesome plan, in thinking about [linguistics], to stock the mind with as many puzzles as possible, since these serve much the same purpose as is served by experiments in physical science.''
(Bertrand Russell, 1905, "On denoting", Mind, pp.484f., with my substitution of "linguistic(s)" for his "logic(al)")