Hadas Kotek is a lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at Yale. She received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is an active member of the Linguistic Society of America’s Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics.
Grant Title: “Gender Representation in Linguistics”
Abstract: Her WFF Seed Grant supports a study on the representation of women in linguistic example sentences, a major source of data in linguistics. Previous research has shown a bias toward male-centered examples in textbooks, perpetuating a variety of stereotypes. With a team of Yale graduate students led by Kotek, the current study examines published papers in top linguistics journals over the past 20 years, with the goal of uncovering current trends in research and devising guidelines for improved data creation and collection for the field of linguistics at large.