As a linguist I dread the question, “what do you do?”, because when I answer “I’m a linguist” the inevitable follow-up question is: “How many languages do you speak?” That, of course, is not the point. While learning languages is a wonderful thing to do, academic linguistics is the scientific study of language.
February ushers in Black History Month, a time to remember and celebrate Black lives in all forms and capacities. This month also marks a period when the intersections of Black identities and social justice are brought to the forefront of society.
Impactstory, a nonprofit organization working to advance open access, has unveiled Unpaywall, a browser plug-in that gives users easy access to electronic open access scientific articles.