Julie Solomon

Career Profile: Program Evaluation 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. I recently had the opportunity to chat with Julie Solomon, Ph.D., the Founder and Principal of J. Solomon Consulting, LLC, a program …

Noisy Not: a fun example!

One of my favorite examples of the “noisy not” comes from a website of one of my favorite authors: Tony Hawks. As it happens, his name is quite similar to the skateboarder Tony Hawk and as such, he gets a great deal of fan mail about skateboarding. To make matters worse, the skater Tony Hawk …

Ethnography, Narrative and the job search

Bring the energy and devotion that you bring to your classes to your job search! You have been trained to analyze cultures and to learn something about who they are by how they talk. In this same way that you are trained to look at cultures as ethnographers, look at the organization(s) to which you …

Agar on culture

When I think about raising awareness of sociolinguistics, one of the biggest contributions I feel compelled to make is in helping people become more aware of their culture and of themselves in intercultural interactions. As Agar (2007) observes “Culture is something those people ‘have,’ but it’s more than that. It’s also something that happens to …