Nerding out on a syllabus design unit for #TBLT and my (virtual) job at Cooperativa Serveis Linguistics de Barcelona. Rereading Long & Crookes (1991),
adding stuff, adding tangents, thinking about how the field has and hasn't moved on in 27 years.
Scaring off people we don't want here
There's a bunch of new people here recently, so I think I'll say a few things that will scare off many of the sorts of people that we don't want here
It is the official policy of scholar.social that:
🍍 Nazis should have their speech curtailed at every opportunity
🍍 Supporters of Jordan Peterson or Milo Yiannopoulos—leave now
🍍 There is no such thing as "reverse racism"
🍍 Vaccines don't cause autism, and for that matter, autistic people are equally valuable!
Hello all. I am a student who belong some Japanese small college. I'm majoring English. I love reading most, Japanese and English ones both. These days I started Mastodon then I joined this instance. I would like to know how English speaking people thinking esp. formal communities. What's more I'm always struggling several English & IT certification exams, for my future jobs. Then, I'm trying to be much nicer man. Thanks.
Postdocs and the academic job market (-)
I really wish that my career didn't wholly depend on taking a string of very short-term, low-pay jobs in probably different countries with no guarantee that anything will ever get better or that it won't just all be a waste of time with no job-stability payoff at the end
https://wordsmith.social/a-small-medic/hocus-pocus some reflections
Hi. I’m Erik, a media studies scholar in Michigan. Interests include film studies, video games, and digital humanities. New to federated social media and trying to find my way around. #introductions
Person A: "What is speleology"
Person B: "The study of caves. Here's a wikipedia link if you want to learn more."
Person C: "Wikipedia isn't a reliable source@!@!!!!"
Me: I wish people would stop mistaking "don't use this as an academic source for citations in a paper" with "this is not a reliable source for getting an overview of what something is." For non-controversial topics, Wikipedia is rarely inaccurate, and controversial topics are typically flagged.
New preprint online today!
Patient Benefit and Risk in Anticancer Drug Development: A Systematic Review of the Ixabepilone Trial Portfolio by Carlisle et al, medRxiv, 2019.
Book chapter, game studies, philosophy
My book chapter “Playing the Nonhuman – Alien Experiences in Aliens vs. Predator” is now available from Taylor & Francis. If you just want to read the chapter, you can find it on my website.
Here's a list of what I carry with me every day at work: 'What's in my teacher's bag' https://wanderingelt.wordpress.com/2019/07/19/whats-in-my-teacher-bag/
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