Words matter! Merriam-Webster to update their definition of racism

A Missouri woman asked Merriam-Webster to update its definition of racism and now officials will make the change https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/09/us/dictionary-racism-definition-update-trnd/index.html? Mitchum – a recent law school graduate – said she hopes the vocabulary change helps people have more productive conversations about race. She said she appreciated them taking her concerns seriously and talking through the issue.

job: Project Manager – Linguistics (Appen)

Appen collects and labels data used to build and continuously improve the world’s most innovative artificial intelligence systems. With expertise in more than 180 languages, a global crowd of over 1 million skilled contractors, and the industry’s most advanced annotation platform, Appen works with leading companies and governments worldwide. We’re looking for experienced linguists to […]

(remote) internship oppy

at the intersection of scholarly communications, science policy, & science diplomacy: Work with the ASCB The DORA Internship is an opportunity for individuals with an interest in scholarly communications, science policy, and science diplomacy. The intern will gain first-hand experience working for an international non-profit initiative. The internship is a remote part-time position (15- 20 […]

Career Interviews (with Linguists!) on Linguamonium!

Delighted to have stumbled upon a new series of interviews with career linguists on Linguamonium, a blog from Hannah Van Brunt! Loyal fans may remember Hannah from the conversations around the campfire series: where she talked about her work as a Linguist on the Bixby Voice team at Samsung, Research Assistant on the FrameNet project, English […]

Being now/here for career

One of the major highlights of my year in 2019 was the opportunity to go to Finland. And there were so very many things to appreciate, but something that particularly delighted me was the Finnair NOW/HERE campaign that set the tone for my trip: Nordic happiness is an experience of being one – with nature, […]