Sarah Harris is a doctoral student in the Department of German beginning in the fall of 2014. She received her BA in Linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA in Germanic Literature from NYU. In linguistics she has focused on L1 development, cognitive linguistics, and socio-linguistics. In literature her interests include relations between humans and machines; the evolution of measurement (especially time); clocks and their influence on society; and the effects of changing technologies. At Berkeley she hopes to combine literature and linguistics to study curriculum design, material development, and the use of authentic texts to facilitate L2 learning.