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Right, so, technically, I’m not a professor. I’m a “visiting instructor”. But don’t tell my students! I’ve asked them to call me by my first name, but also said that they can call me professor if they’re more comfortable with … Continue reading

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What do you do with a PhD in Linguistics?

I started my graduate program in the fall of 2014. Whew, time flies. It’s now been over four years, and naturally, a lot of people have been asking me what’s next. Am I applying for jobs? When will I graduate? … Continue reading

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The Last Five Years

The paradox of being an internal processor in the Internet age is that while I prefer to do my thinking through writing, as many who keep journals can relate to, I also admit to following that irresistible urge to share … Continue reading

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The Committee Meeting

Not too long ago, I was sitting in a committee meeting with a few professors as we discussed a new initiative for our department’s undergraduate students that would award them a certificate for participating in an extracurricular linguistics activity or … Continue reading

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