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Queerness in Linguistics (Who gets to study us? Part 2)

About one month ago, I wrote about some of the small frustrations that I encounter when I talk about my linguistics research. I described how it’s awkward at best (and demeaning at worst) when people make assumptions about my race … 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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Poly-days

The word veteran comes from the Latin root vetus, which means “old”. Other interesting words that share its etymology include inveterate, veteranize, and the obsolete (but cool) veterascent. This past Tuesday, Americans celebrated Veterans Day and the rest of the world celebrated Armistice/Remembrance Day. I had the day … Continue reading

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