Richard Kunst is Research Associate in the Duke University Computer-Assisted Language Learning (DUCALL) Project, Humanities Computing Facility, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A., where he is helping to develop support for all the languages of the world in the authoring system WinCALIS. He holds a B.A. in Chinese Studies from Yale University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of California at Berkeley. His experience with computers started while in graduate school at Berkeley in 1967, with a pioneering course taught by Laura Gould entitled "Computers in the Humanities."

He has taught both Chinese and Japanese languages at Duke, and has developed Computer-Assisted Language Learning software for personal computers since 1983. His previous projects include "Chinese Audio Flashcards" and "The Duke Chinese Typist" word-processing program for Chinese and English. He has an ongoing parallel research interest in classical Chinese literature and paleography.

He is reachable by e-mail at: RKUNST@ACPUB.DUKE.EDU

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