Language Science for Everyone What will this session

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Language: Science for Everyone

Language: Science for Everyone

What will this session do? “This session addresses the needs and strategies for translating

What will this session do? “This session addresses the needs and strategies for translating work in the linguistic sciences for more general (non-academic) audiences. ” [Reviewer 1] “This is an issue we all deal with – few people outside the field understand what we do. But not many linguists understand how to communicate beyond the comfortable boundaries of their own discipline. ” [Reviewer 2] “This session will provide very useful information to those who are applying for a grant and involved in administration, but not much with the general audience at the LSA. ” [Reviewer 3]

Why bother Identifying opportunities How to get started Building a team

Why bother Identifying opportunities How to get started Building a team

Order 1. Joan Maling (NSF) Linguistics and STEM 2. Laura Wagner (Ohio State) The

Order 1. Joan Maling (NSF) Linguistics and STEM 2. Laura Wagner (Ohio State) The Language Pod 3. Cecile Mc. Kee (Arizona) Linguistics in Festivals 4. Jeff Lidz (Maryland) When Linguists go to High School 5. Barbara Pearson (UMass) Brice Russ (LSA) Colin Phillips (Maryland) Resources you can use … and where you can find them 6. Panel Discussion 7. Late morning: demos and discussion – Exhibit Hall

Public-facing Linguistics • Media mass audience, mostly 1 -way communication skilled ‘public intellectuals’ “Pecha.

Public-facing Linguistics • Media mass audience, mostly 1 -way communication skilled ‘public intellectuals’ “Pecha. Kucha Datablitz”, Sat. 9 am • K-12 curriculum extended engagement, highly interactive substantial time commitment Language in School Curriculum (Li. SC)– Sunday, 8 am • Public policy specific audiences, specific goals high stakes (don’t screw up!) Your LSA dues support this! • Outreach brief interactions, highly interactive low cost of entry, everybody can do it “gateway drug”

Order 1. Joan Maling (NSF) Linguistics and STEM 2. Laura Wagner (Ohio State) The

Order 1. Joan Maling (NSF) Linguistics and STEM 2. Laura Wagner (Ohio State) The Language Pod 3. Cecile Mc. Kee (Arizona) Linguistics in Festivals 4. Jeff Lidz (Maryland) When Linguists go to High School 5. Barbara Pearson (UMass) Colin Phillips (Maryland) Brice Russ (LSA) Resources you can use … and where you can find them 6. Panel Discussion 7. Late morning: demos and discussion – Exhibit Hall

linguisticsociety. org/eventguide

linguisticsociety. org/eventguide

languagescience. umd. edu

languagescience. umd. edu

langscape. umd. edu

langscape. umd. edu

Current vs. Future Langscape already has useful applications Langscape currently is a proof of

Current vs. Future Langscape already has useful applications Langscape currently is a proof of concept for a global language portal Current Mapping: 6400 lg. polygons Audio/text: ~3000 lgs Search: name or location Language ID tool Future Potential Mapping: many layers Resources: quantity & quality Interoperability Advanced search API, etc. langscape. umd. edu

Some Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Who participates – how do

Some Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Who participates – how do you get them involved? What does it cost (time, $$)? Who’s paying? All very nice, but you’re all old and tenured. I need to get papers written. How do you keep your team engaged, contributing fresh ideas? “Meet them where they are”: what does this mean? “Utilize your strengths” But my work just isn’t suitable for a general audience (unlike you folks who do shallow sexy experiments) 8. Does “Linguistics” sound too scary (eek – grammar class!) 9. What has surprised you? 10. What’s with the gender imbalance (really: 13/16 on the symposium proposal are female; are guys just useless)?