Dr. Wilton earned his PhD from the University of Toronto in 2016 and did extensive graduate work in medieval English literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He also has an MA in national security studies from the George Washington University and did his undergraduate work at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. Prior to his return to academia, he worked for several Silicon Valley tech firms and as an arms control analyst and negotiator for the Department of Defense.
- Medieval Studies
Dr. Wilton works on cognitive approaches to Old English literature, with an emphasis on conceptual metaphor theory, and on the history of the English language.
- “Fæhða Gemyndig: Hostile Acts vs. Enmity” (Neophilologus 99.4, 2015)
- “Rethinking the Prescriptivist-Descriptivist Dyad: Motives and Methods in Two Eighteenth-Century Grammars” (English Today 30.3, 2014)
- Word Myths: Debunking Linguistic Urban Legends (OUP, 2004)