Welcome to the Linguistics Equity Diversity and Inclusion Repository. This website contains resources for addressing and eliminating language-based bias in our (linguistics) curriculum and pedagogy practices. We hope that you find the materials useful in your courses. This repository is part of a larger initiative in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto titled Innovations in Linguistic Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Linguistics Curriculum and Beyond. This project is led by Professor Nathan Sanders, and funded by the Learning and Education Advancement Fund (LEAF) through the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto.
We are currently making updates to our website, and we hope to make our resources available as soon as possible. Here are some of the things we look forward to sharing:
- Handbook of inclusive teaching in linguistics: A handbook with a list of suggestions for creating a more inclusive space for students in linguistics. We also outline ways to incorporate course materials and modules that will allow students to engage in social justice issues within linguistics.
- The Diverse Names Database: A database of names for every letter of the English alphabet, from a variety of languages and cultures, categorized by gender and confirmed with native speakers. We hope that this tool will not only be supportive to instructors in creating more diverse and inclusive examples in their course material, but that it will also be a helpful resource for linguistics students, enabling them to create more affirming examples in their assignments and other coursework.
- Course materials and modules that directly address language-based social justice issues: Materials that we have developed in partnership with course instructors in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto.
- Publications: A list of our publications, presentations, and workshops.
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