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Code of Conduct

The following is a Code of Conduct for all participants of AMP 2021, which is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for all linguists. 

 

Inclusive Behaviour

 

This Code of Conduct includes an expectation that all participants proactively work to establish a culture of respect in which everyone feels welcomed and valued. To accomplish this, participants are asked to speak up and take action when these values are not adhered to, and recognize that power differences and hierarchies inherent to academia and broader society may inhibit many parties (including students and junior scholars) from feeling free to object to or report problematic behaviour (details on reporting below).

 

AMP 2021 encourages its participants to proactively engage in inclusive behaviour, for instance:

  • acknowledge the opinions, skills, and contributions of others;

  • give honest feedback to others in a compassionate and respectful manner;

  • refrain from disruptive or monopolizing behaviour, especially during talks and question periods;

  • advocate for others when they are unable to advocate for themselves, or in instances of prejudice or discrimination; and

  • provide encouragement, help, support, or mentorship to colleagues when needed.

 

Unprofessional Behaviour

 

All conference participants must maintain professional integrity in their relationships and interactions with one another. Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination (related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, language, etc.).

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following

  • Harassing recording

  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events

  • Unwelcome sexual attention

  • Advocating for, encouraging, or condoning any of the above behaviour


This Code of Conduct was adapted from the Code of Conduct at WCCFL 39.