This petition has been around for about 5 years now, but it’s been making the rounds on social media lately. Some recent discussion of this issue and related ones in phonology can be found in these posts to Phonolist. https://www.gopetition.com/petitions/commitment-to-gender-equity-at-scholarly-conferences.html “If …

Commitment to gender equity at scholarly conferences Read more »

From Stephanie Shih (email: shih@ucmerced.edu) Spurred on by the interesting discussion of phonology at general linguistics conferences (initiated by Abby Kaplan, https://blogs.umass.edu/phonolist/2016/05/31/discussion-phonology-at-general-linguistics-conferences/), I was curious what the actual numbers are. Is it the case that the data reflect our intuitions about the …

Response and Data: Phonology at general linguistics conferences Read more »

From Alexander Martin Comments are most welcome! A group of young researchers has started an initiative to improve scientific communication, focusing specifically on data visualization and the pitfalls of the ever-present bar plots.   While there exist a wide array …

Kickstarting a plotting revolution: Let’s talk about data visualization Read more »