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Ethical Linguistics and Social Justice

Research papers, books, lectures, commentaries  

Linguistics In Pursuit of Justice (John Baugh, 2018)

"De-sign by De-fault among linguistically disenfranchised populations" (John Baugh, 2021, hosted by the Design Lab at UC San Diego)

Interview with John Baugh  (The takes you to UIC library Proxy link).

3 ways to speak English (Ted talk by Jamila Lyiscott)

"'Sandra Bland: Talking While Black" (Guest post at Language Log co-written by Nicole Halliday, Rachel Burdin, Joseph Tyler)

"Language and Linguistics on Trial: Hearing Rachel Jeantel (and Other Vernacular Speakers) in the Courtroom and Beyond” (an award-winning paper John R. Rickford and Sharese King published in 2016 in the journal Language."  (the embedded link is a proxy link to UIC library.)

"Spoken Soul" A seminal introduction on Black English written by Stanford University emeritus professor John Rickford and his son, Russell Rickford, a Cornell University historian. See also Professor John Rickford's memoir "Speaking My Soul: Race, Life and Language."



Resources on African American Language 

Oxford Handbook of African American Language 

The Online Resources for African American Language Project.   (Kendall, Tyler, Jason McLarty, and Brooke Josler, 2018)


Interdisciplinary research frontiers 

#raciolinguistics# "Raciolinguistics: How language shapes our ideas about race" (edited by Samy Alim, John Rickford, Arnetha Ball, 2016)

#sociophonetics# Read an introduction to sociophonetics here from the Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics)


Equitable and Inclusive language technology 

Decolonizing speech and language technology (Bird, COLING 2020)

Building Representative Corpora from Illiterate Communities: A Review of Challenges and Mitigation Strategies for Developing Countries. (Hirmer et al., EACL 2021)

Language (Technology) is Power: A critical survey of "bias" in NLP (A meta-study on how "bias" is studied in NLP; Blodgett et all, ACL 2020)

09-03, 2020: What Does Building a Fair AI Really Entail? (Source: Harvard Business Review)

08-02 2021:Here Come Robot Nurses  (What does it mean to care for a human being? By UIC Global Asian Studies professor Dr. Anna Guevara)