Brown Bag May 2nd 12 to 1 – Dr Anna Marie Trester

Please join us this Friday, May 2nd, from noon to 1pm in the Linguistics Department open area (SLCC 3233) for our final brown bag lunch presentation of the semester. Our guest presenter will be Dr. Anna Marie Trester from Georgetown University.

Dr. Trester is Director of the Georgetown University Linguistics Department’s MA program in Language and Communication and has a deep commitment to making linguistics accessible and finding practical applications of linguistics research. She will share with us about her passion for stories and how they have led her to focus on applied sociolinguistics, especially in terms of creative linguistics careers and professional self-presentation. As she says on her blog, “when you begin to see that language is everywhere you want to be better able to harness the power of being an observant and effective communicator. The skills that you cultivate as a linguist will serve you in navigating whatever the future brings, whether that be a job, or further study, or simply in better understanding how you interact with the people in your life.”

Following the brown bag, Dr. Trester will meet with the Proseminar class to talk more specifically about careers for people with degrees in linguistics. Her presentation is entitled “Whither Linguistics? Oh The Places You’ll Go.”

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