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English Professor--Faculty of International Social Sciences, Gakushuin University. Vice President--International Academic Forum.

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TEFLIN Conference

Title: TESOL Indonesia International Conference 2019
Date: March 28-30, 2019
Venue: University of Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia

Really good conference that I can't make this year. Happy to see they are hosting it in Lombok--good for post-quake local income.

Good reason to go into the office on a non-teaching day.

Warning: notes such as "Garbage article" that you add to items in a public Zotero library are easily searchable.

Although it's unlikely anyone will come across that commentary, it's still a good idea to be less insulting & more constructive. Or maybe make it not public?

It is amazing, though, just how much poorly written/researched/thought-through material does get published in peer-reviewed venues.

Saya belajar Bahasa Indonesia dengan Duolingo.

1 librarian, 1 reference event is happening Jan 15-Feb 5: participate by adding much-needed citations to Wikipedia! See here for more:

Hello, everyone!

I'm a graduate student in journalism at Ohio University. I'm currently focusing on data reporting, internet law and non-fiction production (see the documentaries that Vox and its subsidiaries make.)

I've had previous professional experience at The New York Times and Cleveland Scene Magazine, and I was also a finalist for a AEJMC research paper competition during my time in undergrad.

Also, I really love baseball and collect baseball cards.

Hello everyone! I'm currently applying to be an MA student in Japanese/Translation studies. My background is in linguistics and Japanese literature, though I'm particularly interested in translation/multilingualism in Japanese television and film. I also work professionally as a Japanese->English translator

Hello all! I'm a student of linguistics and anthropology with somewhat of a focus on the role of and in indigenous activism and language preservation. I speak Spanish and English and have experience with several other languages. I have worked in ELL and have experience as a medical interpreter. I'm also very interested in conlangs!

A little girl at work asked me if I wanted to know what her favorite #dinosaur was... I squatted down to her eye level (I'm 6'4" and she's a 5 year old) and said "I want all of you kids to listen to me carefully, I don't care what I'm doing or how old I am, I will ALWAYS want to know what somebodies favorite dinosaur is."

Library Planet is a great idea: a crowd-sourced travel book. They're publishing articles about interesting libraries to visit when you travel.

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Leaving in two days and conference presentation is on Friday. My slides are almost done. How is this happening?

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Hey. I'd like to get a little fediverse support group doing for writing more in the next year.

It can be blogs, long posts on here, fiction, non-fiction, thesis, uni work, etc. etc.

But I want us to band together and support and motivate each other.

I'm suggesting #AmWriting (capitalized for screen readers) as it's an already established hashtag, which I don't think would suffer if it was used more.

Still, don't give unsolicited advice, obviously.

Who's in?

@elementary Is there a way I can attach a bounty to a bug to be fixed?

There's a bug that's been in elementary since Jan of 2016 at least, and it's forced me to use an alternate file manager for the last two years

It's this one:

If you're considering academia as a career, Dr. Jonathan Sterne has a fantastic page of professionalization resources:

It's possibly most relevant to social sciences & humanities folks—and certainly to (North) Americans—but it's a practice I wish more academics did.

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Scholar Social

A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

"A Mastodon profile you can be proud to put on the last slide of a presentation at a conference"

"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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