Nick Gaylord at the Campfire

Thank you Nick Gaylord for a tremendous conversation about how you navigated a career path amidst the world of things “structured and systematic, yet abstract and confusing”  Nick gives career linguists some rich insight into the value of the skills and abilities we possess including that we are: uniquely good at constructing representative data sets; […]

Lots of careers for linguists

Marc Franco of Snap Language addresses some of the big misconceptions about our field, including the big one: that there are few careers that we are suited for! He even shares some great resources, enjoy!: RELATED VIDEOS “About Literacy” playlist: “About Language and Linguistics” playlist: FURTHER READING “The linguist vs polyglot gaffe” (web […]

Navigating Careers recording is up!

Navigating Careers was a discussion hosted by the LSA, convened by the Special Interest Group: Linguistics Beyond Academia about the “who, what, when, where, why, and how” of work featuring three intrepid linguists! Inspired by the WaLK series on the Career Linguist blog, we used the “work interrogatives” to help illuminate the twists and turns […]

LinkedIn for Linguists recording

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional networking platform and has become one of the most important ways to connect with past, current and potential potential colleagues, collaborators, employees, employers, mentors, subject matter experts and clients.  Thus, the communication which takes place on LinkedIn is tremendously valuable for all linguists.  However, many people misunderstand or underestimate […]

Lingthusiasm podcast

I am delighted to report that two of my very favorite internet linguists Lauren Gawne and Gretchen McCulloch have teamed up to launch a podcast called Lingthusiasm.  It’s a podcast that’s enthusiastic about linguistics!!! You can listen to it on iTunes, Soundcloud, Google Play Music, YouTube or most other podcast apps via rss. They launched with three episodes: […]