When we talk about and inclusiveness at research/academic events:

As session chair or moderator, please learn how to the of the speakers! Apologizing for having no idea or for clearly wrong pronunciation is not a valid solution

When the room is equipped with a , please use it! No, your “loud voice” is not enough — and it will not last for very long, anyway

@CerstinMahlow A big yes to both of these! And at all events, not just the academic variety.

@trishanderton It’s particularly embarrassing at an event with a lot of linguists in the room

@CerstinMahlow Ugh, I can only imagine. And it takes such minimal effort to be prepared.

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