Author Archives: Andrew C.

About Andrew C.

I'm a grad student at UC Berkeley.

Mash Wednesday

I was tickled by this announcement I saw in a church Facebook group about a regular women’s meetup that is set for today: Wed Women’s HG will meet to celebrate our relationships with our forever bae/valentine (Jesus) together on this … Continue reading

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Cris

I learned today that Cris Alvaro passed away this past week. They died by suicide. The news caught me completely by surprise. Cris and I were not close friends, but I admired their work in advocacy for trans issues and … Continue reading

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Race in Linguistics (Who gets to study us? Part 1)

After any academic talk, such as a presentation given on one’s current research, there is time left for the audience to ask questions and offer feedback to the presenter. In our department’s regular colloquium series, for which big-name linguists come … Continue reading

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Re-solve

I resolve to do this, I resolve to do that… The plans we make at the beginning of a year are usually in response to areas in our lives that we feel are lacking. They may even be the consequence … Continue reading

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(Cheng, 2017)

Hooray, I’ve been published! … But not in an academic journal. I wrote a short personal essay for the Graduate Division website about my trip to Finland this past summer to attend the International Circle of Korean Linguistics conference. (You … Continue reading

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Vocal

Here is a small gem from class that I want to remember. This exchange took place during an introductory phonetics class in which I am a graduate TA. Professor X: Now, if you know the length of a person’s vocal … Continue reading

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The Word of Your Body

Who gets to be body positive? Asking for a friend. Actually, no, I’m asking for myself. A word of warning: this post is going to sound very self-centered, because I am going to talk about my own body for a … Continue reading

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