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 […]

Emily Pace – 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. Emily Pace is the Principal Linguist at Expert System USA. She earned her MS in Theoretical Linguistics from Georgetown University, where she also studied French […]

The WHAT of work

The WHAT of work are the task, duties and responsibilities that you perform as part of the work, really all coming down to the central mapping exercise: The skills, interests, and abilities that you bring How these map on to  The duties tasks and responsibilities of the job     So your task is to […]