Linguists should minimize harm to students and should model and promote ethical behavior.
Linguists should acknowledge the help of students in research and should compensate students fairly for their assistance.
Sex, marital status, race, ethnic background, social class, political beliefs, disability, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, and other such distinctions are irrelevant to academic and scholarly achievement. Linguists and programs should not discriminate based on them.
Sexual liaisons between instructors and students may lead to exploitation and conflicts of interest. Instructors and students should avoid such involvement when an instructor is in any way responsible for a student’s success.
Linguists should ensure that their students receive instruction in the ethical practices appropriate for their field.