The Linguistics Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Repository is part of the project titled Innovations in Linguistic Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Linguistics Curriculum and Beyond, an initiative spearheaded by Professor Nathan Sanders in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto. The project is intended to enhance the undergraduate curriculum and pedagogical practices of the Department of Linguistics to better address linguistic injustice, especially in courses where it is not normally central to the material. Along with Professors Keren Rice and Naomi Nagy as well as a team of Lead EDI TAs, we aim to do the following:
- Raise explicit awareness of language-related bias in course content
- Diversify data away from major spoken European languages
- Create more inclusive and welcoming learning spaces
- Build a repository of resources and tools for instructors and teaching assistants
- Bring in guest speakers
We are also involved in EDI-related collaborations with other departments (linguistics or otherwise) within and beyond the University of Toronto.
We are always looking for contributions and potential collaborations. Please contact Professor Nathan Sanders here.