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 …

job: social science research internship – Knology

https://knology.org/job/social-science-internship NOTE – Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we are not hiring for this position at this time, but we are still accepting applications. We do not yet know when the position will be reopened. Location: 40 Exchange Pl. Suite 1403 New York, NY 10005 To apply: Please submit résumé and cover letter to Laura …

(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 …

Open House – Career Linguist (Mighty) Network

Join us to learn about the benefits of joining our community! free membership for one month Fri, April 17 at 1pm pst / 4pm est join us on zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/5272755568 Experience the benefit of participation in a community of linguists who are all bringing linguistics to their work Your professional network can be a …

Talking Career Inclusion “Let’s make a plan to connect!”

I have found myself taking a lot lately about this tweet from Lauren Collister at the LSA conference earlier this month: I’m really struck by how “we’ll miss you” while likely well-intended, functions so clearly as performatively othering when given in response to career news. It unambiguously places the addressee outside. And just as simply, …

Networking, intergenerationally

During a recent professional development workshop that I facilitated with Katie Nelson called Career Exploration and Education: An Ethnographic and Narrative Approach, we received one of the best questions from a recent graduate. Realizing that to get better at networking, she was going to need to get better at talking to people from different generations, …