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Language links 10/1/2019

Once a month, I share some of what I’ve been reading.


After a whistleblower complaint last week, the White House released a so-called ‘transcript’ of a phone call between the US and Ukrainian presidents. It’s clear for many reasons that ‘transcript’ is an inaccurate label — and my wonderful colleagues explained why #NotATranscript is important.

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Language links 9/3/2019

Once a month, I share some of what I’ve been reading.


Happy Labor Day!

I can’t recommend this essay by Adrienne Lo highly enough: “The field of language and race is often criticized from the outside as being both ‘too American’ and also too invested in the notion of race itself, as though taking the representations of racialization as a serious matter for study is the same as supporting racialization itself.”

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Language links 7/1/2019

Once a month, I share some of what I’ve been reading.


Apologies for last month’s silence: I was mid-move. (I’m still mid-move, but more organized.)

While everyone’s talking about the Democratic candidates’ use of Spanish, Nelson Flores reminds us that there’s more to it. And then there’s the President’s mock Spanish, which fits some … let’s say familiar patterns.

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Language links 5/1/2019

Once a month, I share some of what I’ve been reading.


Do you do linguistic (or linguistics-adjacent) research on questions of sex and gender? Run, not walk, to read Kirby Conrod’s thoughts on how to get it right.

Best practices for organizing inclusive scientific meetings, courtesy of 500 Women Scientists. Tons of links and references. (See also these disability accessibility guidelines, with even more links and references.)

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