Throwback Thursday – honoring the ask

I just returned from a tremendously inspirational LSA conference, in which I had occasion to reflect on the ways that conferences are structured contexts for asking things. This Throwback Thursday reflects back on a blog post I wrote after I gave a workshop at Gallaudet where we focused on the idea of honoring the ask (read […]

Career Linguist profiled on the LSA member spotlight

Anna Marie Trester is an associate on the Learning team at the FrameWorks Institute. Prior to joining FrameWorks, she served as the Director of the MA in Language and Communication (MLC) Program in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University, where she worked with students to apply their sociolinguistic training to professional contexts. She has […]

Career Events at the upcoming LSA meeting

Wanted to draw your attention to a bunch of professionally-oriented events at the Linguistic Society of America’s annual conference, being held in Portland, OR from Jan. 8-11. Linguist Salon: Friday from 6:00 to 7:00. Panel: Linguists in Industry: Friday 8:30 – 10:00 PM. Organized by John Rickford, on behalf of the LSA executive committee. Career Exploration […]

For the professionally-oriented at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) meeting

There are a number of wonderful career-oriented activities as part of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) meeting Dec 3rd – 7th.  For those of you who will be in the DC area in early Dec are/or are thinking about making the trip – some of these activities might make attending worth your while!! Please share other […]

Tranferrable skills cultivated by music

Listening to NPR this am, I heard this wonderful story about the things that music teaches: http://www.npr.org/2014/09/20/350083230/harmony-project-offers-more-than-just-music-in-la In the first reporting of this story, Cory Turner focused on ways that learning music helped students to learn language.  In this second look, he finds that there are many other transferrable skills, which we linguists know are […]