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Overcoming Linguistic Bias Against Non-native English Speaking Scholars in Academic Publication

December 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

December 16, 8.30 pm IST/ 6.30 pm UK/ 1.30 pm EST

Navigating the path to publication in peer-reviewed journals is complicated enough on its own, but for non-native English speakers, the challenge is even more painfully acute. Adriana will share her personal story of experiencing stinging critique over her English and how it inspired her to push back with a strong op-ed in Science Magazine, while Marnie and Gail will talk about their groundbreaking research into linguistic discrimination. Adriana, Marnie and Gail will address the following questions:

  • What does linguistic bias in publication looks like?
  • How should journal editors take writing and language into consideration in their publication decisions?
  • How reviewers should sensitively respond to submissions with non-standard English

Prof. Marnie Jo Petray and Prof. Gaillynn Clements, editors of the new book 'Linguistic Discrimination in US Higher Education,' will join Prof. Adriana Romero-Olivares for a candid conversation about the linguistic discrimination that multilingual scholars face and how we can work together to overcome it.

Prof. Adriana Romero-Olivares
Assistant Professor,
at New Mexico State University

Prof. Marnie Jo Petray
Associate Professor,
at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Prof. Gaillynn Clements
Assistant Professor,
at Duke University
To attend, or to receive their recorded session video, register here.


December 16, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0
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