Get paid to talk about your language

Did you grow up speaking a language other than English or Spanish? Are you interested in learning more about your language? 

Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Through detailed interviews with language speakers, linguists explore the sounds, grammar and meaning of the world’s languages. If you’re interested in working with linguists at Western Washington University to explore your language, consider being a language consultant in our research. 

Language consultants should expect to participate in several interviews a week with researchers at WWU throughout winter quarter, 2022, about 10 weeks. They will be paid a rate of $30/hr via their choice of check or direct deposit.

This position will be in-person at the WWU campus in Bellingham, WA. In order to comply with WWU’s policies, language consultants should be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you’re interested in learning more, contact the research team at  

Contact: Virginia Dawson,

Hours/Week: 4-10 hours/week 

Pay Rate: $30/hr 

Job Hours: 2-3 weekdays from 10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m., plus additional time as needed

Job Duration: 1/4/2022 - 3/18/2022 


AA/EO.  For disability accommodation, please contact Sara Helms, 360-650-3914,

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