Linguistics Outreach: A Practical Approach to Explaining Linguistics to Non-Linguists

Course time: 
Monday/Thursday 1:30-3:20 PM
JSB 231

Do you wish more people knew about linguistics? Are you worried that your explanations are boring? In this hands-on course, we'll analyze linguistics outreach materials such as articles, blog posts, videos, and in-person events to figure out what makes an interesting and accessible explanation that's not oversimplified. Participants will create their choice of linguistics outreach material, revise it with feedback, and ultimately share it with non-linguists by the end of the course. This course is relevant to both linguists considering non-academic careers and academics wanting to have an impact beyond their subfield.