Tag Archives: sociolinguistics

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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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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Summer School

This summer, I’m teaching an undergraduate course called “Language and Sex”, and on the very first day, I had to give my students the disclaimer that we would not be talking about sex sex. Nope, this is a class about sex … Continue reading

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Just emailing

Hello Andrew, This is one of the Linguistics 100 students just emailing you to say thank you for the lecture today about sociolinguistics. This is one of the topics that I have always wanted to learn more about since I … Continue reading

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