Author: Kenneth Steimel

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.

Fun Fact: Funding Sources

Hey everyone! Thank you once again for your overwhelming support yesterday! You may be curious what the LINGUIST List needs your donations for. Currently, we have four main sources of funding:

Our supporting publishers
Job posters (we charge for each job post)

Financial contributions by Indiana University in the form of two stipends for our editors and the LINGUIST List house.

Lastly, contributions from supporters like you! Your donations account for approximately 1/3 of our entire budget. The money you donate pays for the other three Graduate Assistants. As one of those assistants, I am immensely thankful to all of you!

If you like the work that I and other editors put in, making sure the LINGUIST List contains Linguistically relevant content and that this content is consistent and correct, consider donating at funddrive.linguistlist.org

Thank you!

Fun Fact: Easy Abs Edition

Hey everyone!

This is Kenneth again. I’m here to let you know about Easy Abs. This area of the LINGUIST List ties in with my last Fun Fact on Conferences and Calls for papers.

Easy Abs is a FREE and user friendly service for conference organizers to set up the abstract submission process. You can create a new conference in Easy Abs or view a list of current conferences in Easy Abs by visiting http://linguistlist.org/confservices/EasyAbs/index.cfm .

Lwin Moe, our programmer and systems expert, works to make sure that the experience is smooth and conference organizers have what they need. He also works to fix any problems should they arise.

We are only able to offer this as a free service due to contributions from people like you. Feel free to show your appreciation at funddrive.linguistlist.org. Thank you!

Fun Fact: Conferences Edition

Hey everyone!

This is Kenneth again. One of our most popular posting areas is Conferences and Calls for Papers. I am the main editor who posts in this area. We receive submissions from conferences all over the world (just look at geoling.linguistlist.org to see for yourself). Each submission we get is edited and verified by one of our editors and then sent out over the listserv so that people like you can know about the conferences coming up in your subdiscipline. This area of the listserv is also very beneficial as a way for newer, more specialized conferences to get their information out there.
Here’s a heatmap of the number of submissions we receive for conferences each day!

Some of these are quickly filtered out as not linguistically relevant but most require time to edit everything. If you appreciate what we do, please donate at the Fund drive page . Thank you!

Fun Fact: Query Edition – or how you can use the LINGUIST List for your own research

Hey everyone,

The Query submission area, while lower in submissions than Jobs, Conferences and Books, is another valuable area of the LINGUIST List. The Query section allows linguists like you to ask research questions and seek participation in studies. This region of the LINGUIST List directly impacts the research that you do.

We asked our Query submitters about the relevancy of the responses they received to their research. We had 29 responses. 86% said that the responses they received were directly relevant to their research.

You can help us keep this service going by supporting us at funddrive.linguistlist.org

Fun Fact: Subscribers Edition

Hey everyone!

While my previous posts have been concerned with the stats behind some of our posting areas, I wanted to provide a bit of information about the number of subscribers we have at LINGUIST List. We have two main listservs which provide content to all of you. These are LINGUIST and LINGLITE. Combined these listservs have about 20,000 subscribers with slightly more people subscribing to LINGLITE than LINGUIST.

However, outside of our conventional subscribers, we maintain social media accounts on several social media platforms including Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn. On our facebook page, our announcements reach several thousand people each week. Our social media and listserv presence allows conference organizers, job submitters and linguists around the world to get their information out there.

Providing content that attracts subscribers is costly. We would be extremely grateful if you would consider donating to the LINGUIST List at funddrive.linguistlist.org . Thank you!

Fun Fact: Jobs Edition

Hey everyone!

I’m sure you’re aware about our job postings section. It’s one of our most popular areas of the listserv. The LINGUIST List has a large number of job postings relevant to our field. In 2016, there were approximately 700 job issues alone. Amanda and Clare work hard to make sure that jobs are posted promptly.

Jobs are one source of income for the LINGUIST List. However, the money we make from jobs is not sufficient to pay for the other services we offer. You can help us out by making a donation at funddrive.linguistlist.org.

Here is a chloropleth map I made in R that shows the percentage of LINGUIST List job posts by country scaled by population. If you click on a country, you should get some information about how many jobs we have received from that country.

Full Map

This data only contains job submissions before January 2016. We’ve only continued to grow since then!

The LINGUIST List: Growing to Serve You

The LINGUIST List is on its 28th year of producing issues for our subscribers. These issues include the Conferences, Jobs and Books in the field of Linguistics. In the years since the listserv began, the number of issues we produce has steadily increased. This indicates that our influence as a medium for getting information out there has steadily grown. The last several years, we have been hovering around 5500 issues per year with a trend towards ever higher numbers of issues. If 2017 continues at its current pace, we expect to get about 6,000 issues in this year. I have read, edited and published 50 issues myself over just the last week.

Consider donating to the LINGUIST List as a show of appreciation for the work that we do as we continue to grow. We hope you find it worthwhile.

LINGUIST List Holiday Recess

Hey everyone!

This is Ken again. I just wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays. We will be closing on Saturday for the holiday season. We reopen on the 2nd. This simply means that new submissions that come in during this time will not be posted/reviewed.

Emergency submissions can be sent in with ‘URGENT’ in the subject line. However, we will charge double for ‘URGENT’ postings.

We wish you an enjoyable holiday season and a happy new year! We truly appreciate your continued support of LINGUIST List. We couldn’t do this without you.

 

P.S. We had a white elephant gift exchange at the LINGUIST List Holiday party. High quality gifts were exchanged.

(Clare got a 24k dial up modem)

 

Some of the gifts rocked!

(literally a rock)