To thank you for your support: spread the word and win a prize!

Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,

Yesterday, we did not send out any emails but one: a call for support. As usual, our readers were prompt to rise up to the occasion: in one day, we raised $1419.5 from 33 different donors! We knew we could count on you!

We are now only steps away from reaching our advisor’s challenge: if we receive $1453.97 more, our advisors will collectively donate $4,575! We believe that together, we can reach that goal by the end of this week! Also, until we reach our advisor’s challenge, we are keeping the University/Subfield/Countries/Region Challenges running! So when you donate to meet our advisor’s challenge, you can also support your team! The current leaders are: University of Washington/Syntax/USA/North America – but will they be the winners in the end?

Since we realize you’ve already been very supportive, we’d like to thank you and encourage you to spread the word around you, with a special reward. In fact, we’d like to give away this book, generously donated by our supporting publisher John Benjamins: The Written Questionnaire in Social Dialectology, by Stefan Dollinger! https://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/impact.40/main

If you would like to win this book, all you have to do is write on Twitter or Facebook: “#whyIlovetheLINGUISTlist” followed by a message of support: what is it about the LINGUIST List that you like? How have we helped you in your career? or: Why did you choose to donate? One of you will be drawn to win this special prize!

Thank you for your support,

http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate

— the LINGUIST List

Challenge Update – The Countdown has begun!

In our last week of the Challenges, here is the latest update on who is in the
lead! Donate before Sunday to support your team, and invite your colleagues to
do so as well! http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/

Subfield Challenge:

1) Syntax, leading with $5121.00
2) Computational Linguistics with $4035.00
3) Semantics: $3087.00

You can check how close behind your field is here:
http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/subfield/

University Challenge:

1) University of Washington $2495.00 (38 donors)
2) Indiana University $2386.00 (21 donors)
3) Stanford University $1670.00 (21 donors)

Indiana and Washigton are in pretty close competition! You can check where
your university stands here: http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/university/

Regions Challenge:

1) North America 335 donors
2) Europe 173 donors
3) Asia 28 donors

http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/region/

Countries Challenge:

1) United States of America (USA) 307 donors
3) Germany 49 donors
3) United Kingdom 36 donors

For the Regions and Countries challenges, the amount of your donation does not
matter! Everything can be turned around just with a lot of small donations.

Since you’re already a competitor by falling into our different categories,
please donate to make your field, university, region and country shine to the
Linguistics community – on top of contributing to a very good cause! Your
donation only counts in the competition if you donate before Sunday, April
23rd, Midnight EST! (But don’t worry, if you do not donate on time, you’ll
still have a chance to donate to the Fund Drive, which is still ongoing)

Thank you for your support, and Good Luck!

— The LINGUIST List

Do you have what it takes?

Dear readers,

As you may know, we here at the LINGUIST List are a competitive bunch, and we’re convinced that our readers are too. During this Fund Drive, we’ve shared mind-bending games and puzzles, as well as the annual Fund Drive challenges. We’ve called you to action in the name of your institution, your subfield, your country and global region. The competition in these challenges has been fierce–what else could we expect from our brilliant and ambitious user base?

Now, we have another challenge for you. Our board of advisors has generously pledged to donate $3600 to the LINGUIST List, on one condition: our readers need to DOUBLE that amount. But we thought that might be a bit too humble a goal for our readers… because we think you could even TRIPLE that. After all, there are 30,000 of you, and only 54 of them!

So now we ask you–do you think you can meet the challenge? We believe in you! If you think you have what it takes, visit our Fund Drive page to join the challenge TODAY.

Gratefully yours,

The LINGUIST List crew

Are you ready for our toughest puzzle yet?

Dear readers,

It’s the end of another week, so it’s time for another challenge! This one is our toughest yet! Speculative Grammarian has once again provided us with a puzzle to test your linguistic expertise. Here is an audio clip to get you started.

From this first clue, you must uncover a secret message and send it to jacob@linguistlist.org before 12PM EST on 28 April. The prize? A copy of Speculative Grammarian’s Essential Guide to Linguistics! Trust us, you don’t want to miss out.

Good luck, and may the best linguist win!

-The LINGUIST List Team

 

An indispensable part of any linguist’s bookshelf.

Fun Fact: Donors so Far

Hey everyone!

Thank you for the support you’ve shown for us! Here is a graph showing the number of donors versus the number of job posts on the listserv.

Full Map

The colors come from the ratio of number of donors and the number of jobs in a given country. We’ve still got some ground to cover before we reach our goal. If you’d like to show your support please donate at funddrive.linguistlist.org.

#whyIlovethelinguistlist – Spread the Word!

 

Dear LINGUIST Listers,

Thank you to all those who have donated so far during our Fund Drive! We are happy to say we are almost to $30 000… a dollar for every one of our users!

However, donating isn’t the only way to support us! You can also help us by spreading the word on social media! Use the hashtag #whyIlovetheLINGUISTList to share with us and with your friends! We want to know about the time you found your first job through our Jobs board, the time you organized your conference with EasyAbs, the time you got feedback for your research through a Query post… whatever your success story, we would love to hear about it! We will share these stories on our pages on Facebook (linguistlist), Twitter (@linguistlist) and Google+ (+LINGUISTList)!

Post #whyIlovetheLINGUISTList today and help us get the word out about our Fund Drive! And if you haven’t yet, visit our Fund Drive homepage (http://funddrive.linguistlist.org) to read more about what we do and to donate today!

Gratefully yours,
The LINGUIST crew

Top 10 Non-USA Universities in Donations to the LINGUIST List

Dear Linguists of the world,

In our recent Challenge updates, we’ve focused on the top Universities to have collectively donated to the LINGUIST List. Most of these are in the USA. But in so doing we feel that we have left out a very important part of our donors, who deserve a special thanks. Today, we are publicly announcing our gratitude to the people who have collectively donated from their non-USA Universities to the LINGUIST List! Here is the current top 10.

A special acknowledgement goes out from us to our most generous University, North-West University, South Africa, who is the only represented Campus from Africa on our donation page as well as being the one with the highest donation outside of the USA (and in front of many USA universities, Number 6 overall)!

1) North-West University, Potchefstroom and Vaal Triangle campuses, South Africa
2) University of Toronto, Canada
3) Simon Fraser University, Canada
4) Carleton University, Canada
5) Universität Konstanz, Germany
6) Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
7) University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
8) University of Potsdam, Germany
9) University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Spain
10) Universität Innsbruck, Austria

Don’t forget that you can still add to these numbers, and to the other Universities, by donating on this page: https://funddrive.linguistlist.org/

Thank you to our very international donors! We are excited to see that our small office in Indiana reaches out the entire world. If you haven’t already, please consider joining this global project!

https://funddrive.linguistlist.org/

— the LINGUIST List team

Try your wits with some SpecGram puzzles!

Have you tried your wits yet in our Puzzle of the week?

There’s still time to win some Speculative Grammarian gear! On GeoLing (http://geoling.linguistlist.org/), visit the scenic island location mentioned in a Linguimerick in the March 2017 issue of Speculative Grammarian for the first clue!

If you missed our first game announcement, with more details, you can find it here: http://blog.linguistlist.org/uncategorized/travel-the-globe-with-us-once-again/

And for some additional fun that is not related to the game, here is a Linguimerick specially provided to us by SpecGram:

There once was a List named LINGUÍST
That featured a cool little twist:
’Twas made for those nerds
who’re in love with words.
Now give ’em cash—hand over fist!
—α-Betty Abū Gida

PS: If you felt moved by the above poem, now longing to contribute to our cause, you can visit this link: http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/

The 6th Lottery is happening NOW! Donate to win!

Dear LINGUIST List subscribers,

Congratulations to our three winners for last week’s Fund Drive Lottery!

It’s now time for the LINGUIST List 6th Lottery! By entering, you are not only supporting the LINGUIST List but also getting a chance to win a prize! For every $10 donated, your name is entered once to win one of the following great prizes:

To win these prizes, donate between now and Wednesday, April 12! (people who have donated Thursday 6 April through today are also entered to win!)

Click here to donate! We truly appreciate your support!

Sincerely,
Your LINGUIST List Team

Featuring: Yue Chen, LINGUIST List Editor

This week, we’re featuring Yue Chen, one of the five LINGUIST List Editors! Yue Chen comes all the way from China (find out all about her home town here ). By donating to the LINGUIST List (http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/), you are directly impacting her academic career, by providing her with the support she needs to complete her studies. Here follow a few words from her to you:

 

Dear LINGUIST List subscribers,

My name is Yue Chen and I am one of the editors at the LINGUIST List. When you read about summer schools, FYIs, institutions and programs, or reset your password on LL, I am the human machine behind them. 🙂

I am an international student from Chengdu, China, currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Computational Linguistics at Indiana University. (Want to learn more about my hometown? Here it is: http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/pages/YueChen/) As you probably know, higher education in the US is expensive, especially for international students. Thanks to the LINGUIST List, I was offered an assistantship and was able to afford my (upcoming) Ph.D. degree.

This would not have happened without your generous donation. Thank you!

It is with your help that we can make the LINGUIST List a better service and Linguistics a even better discipline. Thank you!

http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/

Yours sincerely,
Yue Chen