Workshop on Inclusive Teaching in Semantics
presented by SALTED: the SALT Equity & Diversity committee
May 6, 2021 2-4pm, with optional informal discussion 4-5pm
The day before the main conference formally begins, SALT will hold a two-hour satellite workshop for discussing methods for making teaching in Semantics and Pragmatics (focusing on the North American context) more inclusive, with an eye towards welcoming groups currently underrepresented in the subfield. Led by a panel of semanticists and other linguists who have thought deeply about inclusivity in pedagogy, the workshop will concentrate on two areas: (1) making the content of semantics classes more inclusive, including syllabus revisions and example data from a broader range of source languages and language varieties; and (2) making the style of pedagogy more inclusive and welcoming to all students. A portion of the time will be devoted to structured discussions among participants, together and in smaller break-out rooms. The forum will include an optional final hour to facilitate unstructured discussions among attendees.
Lisa Green (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Maura O’Leary (University of California, Los Angeles)
Hazel Pearson (Queen Mary University of London)
Nathan Sanders (University of Toronto)
SALT(ED) Organizers:Lucas Champollion, New York University
Michael Yoshitaka ERLEWINE (mitcho), National University of Singapore
Valentine Hacquard, University of Maryland
Ezra Keshet, University of Michigan
Elin McCready, Aoyama Gakuin University
Mary Moroney, Cornell University
Jessica Rett, University of California, Los Angeles
Made possible by the generous sponsorship of University of California Los Angeles, Cornell University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, and New York University.