Mackie J.V. Blanton
Mackie J.V. Blanton (M.S., Ph.D. in Linguistics at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago) has written essays on linguistics, poetics, scientific and technical discourse, Louisiana dialects, and Sufi and Hasidic sacred languages. His current research in Critical Theory Linguistics analyzes the nature and structure of thought as a Sacriture suggested by subtle, often subconscious thought experiments or contemplative thinking underlying the meditative practice of language in scientific discourse and literary expression. A native of New Orleans, Blanton has traveled extensively in North Africa, East Africa, West Africa, Europe, and Asia Minor.