LSA webinar: This IS Linguistics (Friday, Sept 11 @ 1pm EDT)

tune in tomorrow for the third in the series of LSA webinars on “Racial Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Linguistics Curriculum;” This IS Linguistics: Scope, Positionality, and Graduate Apprenticeship when Diversifying the Linguistics Curriculum  deandre miles-hercules (University of California, Santa Barbara)   Jamaal Muwwakkil (University of California, Santa Barbara)    Kendra Calhoun (University …

Career Options with a Linguistics Degree

Good discussion (with detailed examples) of the kinds of skills cultivated by the study of linguistics and some great thinking about where these might be applied from Professor Devyani Sharma from Queen Mary University of London. As part of career next steps for those who are studying linguistics, Professor Sharma suggests that students reach out …

jobs: fellowship opportunities

Some great fellowship opportunities from the Rita Allen Foundation as part of their civic science initiative. Civic Science The Rita Allen Foundation seeks to foster a culture of civic science, in which broad engagement with science and evidence helps to inform solutions to society’s most pressing problems. Making progress toward this goal requires building new …

BLx2W now available as an audio book

In my years of working with career-oriented linguists, I’ve recognized a simple opportunity that more linguists should be exploiting: we need to be having more conversations about career! That’s why it so exciting to have a version of this book now available in audio book form, one that feels more like a conversation. A conversation …

Linguist Liz Marasco brings a conversation analytic approach to the consent conversation. Scholars in conversation analysis have known for a long time that we try to avoid using the word ‘no’. We rely on a number of other linguistic resources to ‘say no’ in order to save face. So why is this word necessary in …