Who we are and what we do: We are professional linguists with great
computer skills. We solve problems with your documents and other
information expressed in language, from searching vast quantities of
documents for specific information to analyzing particular words, usages,
or texts. We can help you to structure information to be more easily
manageable by computers, or to produce language references for people to
Why You Need a Linguist
You need a linguist because we can use our special knowledge about language
to extract more information from the language you use every day than you ever
knew was there.
Why You Need the Text-Tech Team as Your Linguists
You need Text-Tech because we specialize in the study of language as people
actually use it, and we have the computer training and experience to make
that work for you.
What is Language Variation?
Even though language-arts training has traditionally emphasized standards,
like Standard English, linguists have known for a long time that language
variation is common and normal in all languages and in all places. When you
think about it, why else would English teachers (for example) have to work so
hard, often with such little success, to teach Standard English at all levels
in American schools?
What is the Significance of the Dragonfly?
We use a dragonfly as our group symbol because the dragonfly has many
different traditional names in different parts of the United States and it
represents our roots in American English dialectology, which paved the way
for modern language survey research.