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New location for my work!

Dear readers, thanks for all of your support of linguistic pulse over the years. I worked on this blog as a graduate student, but stopped posting to it several years ago when I became overwhelmed with my faculty job. I

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Some thoughts about policing and race in the United States

Dear facebook friend, It saddens me to say that I find your views concerning recent police killings of Black men and not unrelated anti-police violence to be racist. Sorry to use the r-word on you. I know how much being accused of racism angers you. I

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Denying language privilege in academic publishing

If you’re an academic anywhere in the world, you’re probably under pressure to publish to make progress in your career or just to keep your job. Increasingly, you’re probably also under pressure to publish “internationally”. Thanks to the global dominance

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Posted in Academia

Bashing Hillary Clinton’s voice: “Screeching”, “shrieking”, and “shrill”

The past week has seen quite a bit of discussion of Hillary Clinton’s voice. As I wrote about last week, numerous people have called her “shrill“, a clearly gendered word. Nonetheless, the sexism behind such criticisms continues to be denied. Ben

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Posted in Language and gender, Language and politics

‘Shrill’ women in politics

The United States once again has the opportunity to elect the first woman as President, Hillary Clinton. Her chances of getting the Democratic nomination are quite strong. Not surprisingly then, there’s a lot of talk about women in politics. 

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Posted in Language and gender, Language and politics

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