Career Camp Reunion

With the close of the 2019 fall edition of Career Camp, it’s reunion time again!! Welcome to anyone who has participated in Career Camp over the years!  Pop in, say hi, let us know what you have been up to these days and come and hear what everyone else is doing! Bring your “asks” Friday, […]

Linguistics Misunderstood

I often talk about how we linguists expect misunderstanding, and I think this is especially true when it comes to what we can expect people to know about our field. When we can approach the question “what’s linguistics?” as an opportunity to explain, the result can be something wonderful – as this excellent blog post […]

Part II – Anastasia Nylund – Higher Ed. Program Management

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. Dr. Anastasia Nylund is Director of the Master of Arts in Language and Communication Program at Georgetown University, a professionally-oriented program in linguistics that prepares students […]

Kathryn Ticknor – Part II

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. Kathryn Ticknor is an interactive sociolinguist and human centered design specialist.  As she shares in this interview, her work entails drawing from her background in communication, ethnography and social […]

World of Work (WOW) – Applied Storytelling

This month’s World of Work post is about applications of storytelling, inspired by a great book that I just finished reading: Putting Stories to Work by Shawn Callahan (Founder of Anecdote, the world’s largest business storytelling company), and my having attended the Mariposa Storytelling Festival where I experienced the powerful work of innovative professional storytellers David Novak, […]

Bringing Linguistics to Work(shop)

This Spring I have been giving a workshop with linguistics students around the country called Bringing Linguistics to Work. It is designed to get students thinking about the transferable skills they are currently acquiring and to call their attention to the problems and challenges that are already calling their attention as expressed through the classes […]

Framing Public Health Informatics

In this podcast, linguist Dr. Marissa Fond, the Assistant Director of Research at the FrameWorks Institute, talks about how she and her team develop communication strategies that help professionals (in this case public health informaticians) to describe their work. http://phii.org/blog/explaining-informatics Marissa describes the challenges of conveying nuanced topics in concrete ways, and explains why metaphors […]