December 16

8:30 PM IST / 6:30 PM UK / 1:30 PM EST

Overcoming Linguistic Bias Against Non-native English Speaking Scholars in Academic Publication
Join Professor Marnie Jo Petray and Professor Gaillynn Clements, editors of the new book 'Linguistic Discrimination in US Higher Education,' for a candid conversation about the linguistic discrimination that multilingual scholars face and how we can work together to overcome it.
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Professor Marnie Jo Petray

Associate Professor,
at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Professor Gaillynn Clements

Assistant Professor,
at Duke University

Navigating the path to publication in peer-reviewed journals is complicated enough on its own, but for non-native English speakers, the challenge is even more painfully acute. Professor Marnie Petray and Professor Gail Clements, editors of the book: Linguistic Discrimination in US Higher Education, will offer their unique perspectives on the roots of language bias and how this bias has impacted the world of academic publication. Marnie and Gail will address the following questions:
  • What role does standard language ideology (SLI) play in propagating language bias?
  • How should journal editors take writing and language into consideration in their publication decisions?
  • How can reviewers more sensitively respond to submissions with non-standard English?

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