LSA "Linguistics Beyond Academia" Special Interest Group

The "Linguistics Beyond Academia" SIG speaks to the needs of three parts of the linguistics community:

  • Professionals with linguistics training
  • Linguistics students (at the graduate and undergraduate levels)
  • Linguistics faculty

The SIG is co-convened by Anna Marie Trester (FrameWorks Institute; atrester@frameworksinstitute.org), and Anastasia Nylund (Georgetown University: anastasia.nylund@georgetown.edu).

Our goals include:

  • Promoting the inclusion of linguists outside traditional academic and faculty career paths into the activities and programming organized by the Linguistic Society of America.
  • Providing networking opportunities for linguists beyond academia at LSA Annual Meetings and other events.
  • Facilitating mentoring and communication between linguists working across fields and current linguistics graduate students, undergraduate students, and recent graduates.
  • Partnering with industry linguists to increase graduate and undergraduate students’ awareness of career paths and opportunities across professional fields.
  • Working to increase linguistics faculty’s awareness of professional opportunities and the role of linguistic research in non-academic contexts.

Listen to the recent "Linguistics Beyond Academia" SIG webinar from September 24, 2015: