John Baugh

John Baugh is the Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Most of his research is devoted to finding ways to use linguistic science to advance equality and to improve the human condition globally. Baugh is a past president of the American Dialect Society, and currently serves on the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. He is president-elect of the Linguistic Society of America, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His most recent book is 2018's Linguistics in Pursuit of Justice.

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Equality Smatters

The incoming president of the Linguistic Society of America reflects on his own primary education and how public education across the nation tends to perpetuate the class structure.

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