Category Archives: musings

Queer Storytelling

Part I. Queer in Film International flights these days usually have seatback entertainment systems that allow you to watch movies to pass the time. Over the course of two trans-Atlantic flights last month, I watched eight movies, all of them … Continue reading

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Google Duplex and the Gendering of Robots

You may have heard the news buzzing in the tech world recently: Google recently announced Google Duplex, an artificial intelligence technology “for conducting natural conversations to carry out ‘real world’ tasks over the phone”. I highly recommend that you click … Continue reading

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Bilingual Assumptions

Last week, I sent my dissertation committee the first draft of a chapter of my baby (aka my dissertation). Milestone passed! Well, actually, they have to approve it first, and then I’ll pass the milestone. And there’s no guarantee that … Continue reading

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Closed Doors with no Closed Captions

Closed captioning/subtitles for Facebook videos and movies are an all-around good idea. Yesterday, I was on a seven-hour cross-country flight, and as usual, I looked forward to watching a few movies to pass the time. Unfortunately, I’d forgotten my earphones, … Continue reading

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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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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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