My name is Minh [English: mɪn|Tiếng Việt: mɨn], and I’m a linguist and social scientist. My expertise is in discourse analysis, or what is more commonly known as language and social interaction. Currently, I am a Language Data Researcher working on Amazon Alexa. In a nutshell, my job is to help Alexa understand people better – and to figure out when and why she doesn’t.
I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University with a concentration in Sociolinguistics. I have experience in qualitative ethnographic research, sociolinguistic interviewing, analyzing multilingual data, and conversation & narrative analyses. Previously, I’ve worked on projects around queer coming out narratives, the construction of Asian American political identities online, and language and identity in the Vietnamese diaspora.
I am passionate about engaging in dialogue within and between marginalized communities. At the end of the day, I believe that respecting the diversity of human language means respecting the speakers of a language.
Have any questions? Feel free to reach out – I am always excited to connect online about language diversity, fairness and language in AI, and linguistic justice.