LINGUIST List 32.1215

Tue Apr 06 2021

Confs: Gen Ling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 05-Apr-2021
From: Nausica Marcos Miguel <>
Subject: Connecting Liberal Arts Linguists
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Connecting Liberal Arts Linguists

Date: 03-Jun-2021 - 04-Jun-2021
Location: Zoom, USA
Contact: Nausica Marcos Miugel
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

In many Liberal Arts Colleges (LACs) in the US, the study of Linguistics is not offered as a major, a minor, or a concentration, yet linguistics is integrated into courses across departments. Departments such as Modern Languages, Philosophy, Computer Science, Anthropology, Sociology, and/or Communication have faculty who specialize in language.

The goal of this conference/workshop is to discuss teaching Linguistics in the LACs context. The main aims of this conference are to create community among early career and senior linguists and to explore possibilities for developing interdisciplinary concentrations or minors in our LACs.

We will have two panels (one on Thursday and one on Friday) that will help to answer the following questions: What challenges/opportunities does studying language from a range of disciplines present in a LAC? and How can a concentration/minor/major be designed in a LAC when linguists are dispersed across departments?

For the first panel, panelists from different disciplines will illustrate their perspectives on teaching linguistics in LACs. A Q&A session will follow where the audience will also have a chance to discuss their experiences. In the second panel, panelists from LACs with concentrations, minors and even linguistics majors will illustrate the process of designing such a program. These panelists will also lead two workshops on how to design a co-taught course and/or a concentration/minor/major.

We especially encourage early career faculty to attend!

Program Information:

The full program is available here:

Registration is open until May 28, and is available here:

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