C. Scott Cawthon earned his undergraduate degree at Western Washington University with a double major in Linguistics and French and a minor in German. After earning a Masters in French Linguistics at Indiana University, he is currently a PhD student in Linguistic Anthropology with a minor in Linguistics. Scott's current research is focused on the endangered Walloon language of the Liège region of Belgium on the northern border of the Romance/Germanic language family boundary. The focus of this research is both related to morpho-syntactic and phonological language contact phenomena as well as language revitalization efforts connected to regional identity. His research interests extend to linguistic insecurity and discrimination as well as the connection between language, identity, gender and sexuality.