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 …

Moving the MRE in career stories

And no, I’m not talking about the kind of MRE you might see being opened in a YouTube video, I’m talking about the MRE that narrative researchers talk about, the Most Reportable Event. The moment in the story that the teller – if subconsciously – presents as the one to pay particular attention to.  Every …

Understanding Why Linguistics is Misunderstood

This post is written by guest blogger Patrick Goodridge a linguist, language teacher, and writer based in Philadelphia, PA. Read more about Patrick below or on the Career Linguist guest bloggers page. Linguistics is the scientific study of language, though many who have heard of linguistics usually underestimate just how scientific it is. Those many …

Making time for thinking about career

It can feel daunting to make time for the thinking about career given how busy we all are, and it is very tempting to kick this particular can down the road – to look ahead to a particular moment when things are going to “quiet down” when there will finally be time to “focus” and …

Most viewed 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, reflecting back on the five most viewed pages and posts of the year here at Career Linguist. #5  What skills are cultivated by studying linguistics?  A re-posting of some of the core skills cultivated by studying linguistics. Share your favorites using #lingustics #skills #4 Resources for jobseekers  I pulled …

jobs: summer internships with ETS

2017 ETS English Language Learning Summer Institute: Paid Internships Available   The English Language Learning (ELL) group in the Assessment Development Division of Educational Testing Service (ETS) expects to hire approximately 35 interns for the summer of 2017.   POSITION OVERVIEW:   ELL summer interns will produce materials for use on large-scale, high-stakes standardized tests …

Linguistics and Documentary filmmaking

http://www.linguisticsociety.org/content/linguistic-science-meets-documentary-filmmaking-national-academy-sciences-retreat Natalie Schilling, Associate Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University and Member-at-Large of the LSA Executive Committee, was profiled on the Linguistic Society of America website for her participation in a Documentary Filmmakers’ Retreat hosted by the National Academy of Sciences as part of their Science and Entertainment Exchange program. Natalie was the only linguist …