The world needs linguists

The troubling events of this week are serving as a reminder that now more than ever, we need to be engaging in challenging conversations and dialoging across difference. For me, it’s also a powerful reminder of just how much our skills as linguists are needed: we are trained to see systems (and not only how …

Career Profile: Linguistics in AI Enablement

The Career Profiles in Linguistics section regularly highlights career paths taken by linguists. If you would like to recommend someone (including yourself) for a future profile, please contact Career Linguist. Time and travel involved to write this piece were generously supported by Appen. ideas and reflections on experience are my own.   Earlier this month, I …

Guest post: Working as a language data specialist

Olivia Hirschey Marrese is a linguist based in Boulder, CO. She is currently pursuing her PhD in linguistics at the University of Colorado, where she researches conversations in English and Spanish. Olivia also works in the field of computational linguistics as a data annotator and language data specialist. This summer, I interned at SoundHound Inc. …

The Linguist and The Future of Work

Alicia Martinez Miranda – Bio I began formal linguistic training at Georgetown and obtained a M.S. in Sociolinguistics.  During my time at Georgetown, I worked as a graduate researcher on a DARPA grant initiative to improve cross cultural communication in military settings.  From there, I worked in New York in healthcare advertising on ethnographic, dialogue, …

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 …