Contact me at:

3103L Campbell Hall
UCLA Linguistics
Los Angeles, CA 90095

310-206-5743 (fax)

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Many people are curious about the etymology of my last name. It comes from Friuli, a region of north-eastern Italy where my father's family is from. My Friulian relatives spell it Ret; the extra t was added when my great-grandparents emigrated to the US. The name itself comes from the word Raetia or Raeti, the pre-Roman name of the region and people (who were possibly Etruscan). The same root gives its name to a branch of (Gallo-)Romance languages, the Rhaeto-Romance languages, of which Friulian is a member.