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 …

Mackenzie Price at the campfire

  Mackenzie Price talks with us about how she works as a researcher and discourse analyst in the work that she does with the FrameWorks Institute, where she helps advocates tell more powerful stories about their issues, or as she puts it “guide them through a process of thinking about how the language that they …

Hannah Phinney at the campfire

  Hannah gives great perspective for anyone embarking on a new career, from the perspective of someone who has just started a new job herself, not just 4 months ago.  The conversation begins with a glimpse of a day in the life on the Bixby project at Samsung Research America – whose goal is to …

Julia McAnallen at the campfire

Thank you Julia for sharing a beautifully inspiring story of “leap and the net will appear.” Our conversation began with some great insight into the day-to-day of data analysis.  Julia shared some concrete examples which demonstrate the value of social listening – a subset of the textual analyses involved in market analysis –  including some …

Mackenzie Price will join us at the campfire 10/27

Our guest next Friday at the campfire will be Mackenzie Price, telling us about her work at the FrameWorks Institute, where she works with social change advocates to change the public conversation about their issues! this is how she describes the work on LinkedIn: As an experienced strategic communications researcher, trainer, and consultant, I work …

Serena Williams at the campfire

  Thank you to Serena and to guest host Jen Polk of From PhD to Life for a wonderfully elucidating campfire conversation.  We began with an exploration of localization, or work in culturally relevant translation!  Serena gave us some great illustrative examples and in-depth exploration of the skills that are needed to work as a …

Kathryn Ticknor at the Campfire

A wonderful conversation about health research, from the most engaging and inspirational Kathryn Ticknor! Check out her MEDx talk here: https://medicinex.stanford.edu/medx-speakers/kathryn-ticknor/ Find Kathryn on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathrynticknor/ and on Twitter @ticktalkrock Catch up on the stories that you have missed by going to the stories around the campfire page here on Career Linguist. Linguists’ skills and …

Greg Bennett at the Campfire

Great information for career linguists about how to get started in the world of UX research – thank you Greg for going above and beyond for your users (and for us)!  🙂 Resources from Greg: First of all his, excellent website: http://www.gabennett.com/resources and then a site developed by salesforce that gives the foundational principles for …