Highlights from Atlanta

I enjoyed my week in Atlanta while attending the TESOL 2019 conference, and I learned that Waffle House must serve something there it doesn't serve anywhere else. The headquarters of the Coca-Cola corporation is in this city. I'm not sure if that's a highlight or a detriment to be honest, but TripAdvisor ranks it as... Continue Reading →

Read “Applied Linguistics” in this month’s Analog Science Fiction and Fact

If you’re an applied linguist and you enjoy science fiction, you might want to check out this month’s issue of Analog: Science Fiction and Fact.

Auston Habershaw

Hi, everybody!

I’ve got a new story out! Check out “Applied Linguistics” in the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of Analog! It’s available online or in print form, and I’m pretty damned proud of it – it’s about language and learning and how cultural context can change, inform, or even create behavior and self-knowledge. And shape-shifting aliens on alien prison planets, so that’s cool, too!

There are a lot of other very cool stories by very talented authors in there, too. I especially liked “Ring Wave” by Tom Jolly and Adam-Troy Castro’s latest Draiken tale was a lot of fun. Check it out – you won’t regret it!

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Slides that are Note-Taking App Friendly

The public speaking textbooks recommend presenters limit the number of slides to what's necessary, and with the advent of smartphone scanner technology that's more pertinent than ever. I just attended the TESOL 2019 International Conference and English Expo. Almost everyone was snapping photos and scanning the slides as they went by, myself included. What's more,... Continue Reading →

TESOL 2019

I'm in Atlanta this week for the TESOL 2019 international convention. 🎡 Good morning #Atlanta! Looking forward to productive meetings throughout the day before our #TESOL19 Opening Keynote later today at 5:30 pm! #mytesol19 pic.twitter.com/2EOE9y7KT2 — TESOL 2019 (@TESOLConv) March 12, 2019 I arrived this afternoon, got registered, and attended the first keynote of the... Continue Reading →

How much smoke before she’ll call it a fire then?

"‘I’m not for impeachment,’ Pelosi says, potentially roiling fellow Democrats" https://a.msn.com/r/2/BBUDZTQ?m=en-us&referrerID= "... impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there's something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don't think we should go down that path because it divides the country. What could be more compelling than collusion with enemies, tax evasion, or... Continue Reading →

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