Author: Sara Couture

Win a Copy of English as an International Language in Asia from Springer!

Dear LINGUIST List Readers,

Today’s prize, we are giving away a copy of English as an International Language in Asia: Implications for Language Education (edited by Andy Kirkpatrick and Roland Sussex), generously donated by Springer.  You can read about the book more here:

http://goo.gl/oooQGs

This title is normally valued at $129 USD, but can be yours for as little as a $50 donation! Enter to win by donating before midnight tomorrow (April 24, 11:59 p.m. EST).  For our donation page, follow the link below:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Thanks and good luck!

Sincerely,

The LINGUIST List Crew

Find Out How to Win a One-Year Subscription to the Journal of Language Contact from Brill

Dear LINGUIST List Readers:

For our latest Fund Drive Drawing today, Brill is giving away three one-year online subscriptions to the Journal of Language Contact.  You can read about the journal here:

http://goo.gl/dFGXDW

This subscription, normally valued at $100, could be yours for as little as a $50 donation!  If you donate before midnight tomorrow (April 23, 11:59 p.m. EST), three of you could be the lucky winners. You can do so by following the link below:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Thanks and good luck!

Linguistically yours,

The LINGUIST List Crew

Get a Chance to Win “Sounds Interesting” from Cambridge University Press: Donate Today!

Dear LINGUIST List Readers,

For our Fund Drive raffle today, Cambridge University Press is donating two copies of J.C. Wells’ Sounds Interesting: Observations on English and General Phonetics. Read the book summary here:

http://goo.gl/jJSyAt

Donate before midnight tomorrow (April 16, 11:59 pm EST), and two of you could be the lucky winners! You can donate by following the link below:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Please be sure to spread the word about our Fund Drive – like, share, retweet. We appreciate all of your support!

Thanks and good luck!

Linguistically yours,
The LINGUIST List Crew

Win a One-Year Subscription to Morgan and Claypool’s Entire Digital Library!

Dear LINGUIST List Readers,

For today’s Fund Drive raffle, we are giving a one-year subscription to Morgan and Claypool’s entire online digital library, which includes the Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science.  You can browse Morgan and Claypool’s collection here:

http://goo.gl/K1VyV8

If you donate before midnight tomorrow (April 18, 11:59 p.m. EST), this great resource for computational linguists, valued at $99, could be yours for as little as a $50 USD donation!  To donate, go to the following link:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Please spread the word about our Fund Drive.  You can do this either by good old word of mouth, or you can like, share and retweet our Fund Drive announcements on social media

Thanks and good luck!

Sincerely,

The LINGUIST List Crew

Lang Doc; Socioling: Donate to Win a Copy of Small Language Fates and Prospects from Brill!

Dear LINGUIST List Readers,

For our Fund Drive raffle today, Brill is donating a copy of Nancy Dorian’s Small Language Fates and Prospects, a book of essays on bilingualism and language endangerment of Scottish Gaelic.  Read the book summary here:

http://goo.gl/pTKNUX

Normally valued at $162 USD, this book can be yours for a minimum donation of $50 USD.  Donate before midnight tomorrow (April 16, 11:59 pm EST), and you could be the lucky winner!  You can donate by following the link below:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Please be sure to spread the word about our Fund Drive – like, share, retweet.  We appreciate all of your support.

Thanks and good luck!

Linguistically yours,

The LINGUIST List Crew

Donate to Win a Subscription to Anthropological Linguistics from University of Nebraska Press!

Dear LINGUIST List Readers,

Today we’ll be giving away two subscriptions to the journal Anthropological Linguistics donated by University of Nebraska Press! You can read about the journal here:

http://goo.gl/shD9Z7

A subscription normally carries a monetary value of $58 USD (US residents) or even $82 USD (non-US residents). However, a year’s subscription could be yours for as little as a $35 USD donation. Make your donation by midnight tomorrow (April 14, 11:59 p.m. EST), and you could be today’s winners!

Donate here:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Please spread the word about our Fund Drive by liking, sharing or retweeting on social media, as well as telling others in your department and your local linguistic community.  LINGUIST List is a community-funded service, and we appreciate all of your support.

Thanks and good luck!

Linguistically yours,

The LINGUIST List Crew

Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation: LL Editor Sara’s Favorite Tree

Dear Fellow Linguists,

In the vein of our theme about trees and planting new roots here at LINGUIST List, we all have been thinking about what our favorite linguistic trees are.  I had a hard time narrowing this down.  My first reaction was to say “MultiTree!”, my favorite LL grant project, as well as my favorite tool for historical linguistics before I even started working at LINGUIST List.  But that is more than one tree, but rather a forest of linguistic analyses about genetic classification.  I worked as an editor and researcher on MultiTree for a year and a half and I inputted a lot of trees into our database, mostly for Austronesian and Papua New Guinea language families.

I loved many of the trees that I uploaded, but one that stood out to me in particular was this classification of Kwomtari by Baron 1983:

http://new.multitree.org/trees/id/21805

kwomtari

Kwomtari: Baron 1983. MultiTree: A digital library of language relationships.

 

Kwomtari is a small language family that includes only 6 daughter languages, spoken in Papua New Guinea.  This was the first tree that I researched and uploaded as a MultiTree editor.  I later went on to enter several different classifications for the Kwomtari family, since scholars disagree on how to classify these languages.  But this tree is in particular is nostalgic for me.  It reminds me how much I love working on MultiTree, researching new resources and new classifications, investigating language codes, and learning about languages from far-flung places around the globe, languages I wouldn’t have even known existed if I hadn’t researched them for MultiTree, and by proxy, the LINGUIST List.

The LINGUIST List is a free resource funded by the linguistic community to serve the linguistic community.  Without your support over the years, the LINGUIST List and such related resources like MultiTree would not exist.  If you have found the LINGUIST List to be helpful and if you would like to keep them around, please consider donating to our Fund Drive:

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

Your continuing support is vital to our existence.  We appreciate any little bit of help that you can give.

Linguistically yours,

Sara Couture

Publications Editor

The LINGUIST List

 

Donate to Win a Copy of Sociolinguistics and Deaf Communities from Cambridge!

Dear LINGUIST List Readers,

Today, we are introducing another prize donated by Cambridge University Press to our Fund Drive raffle.  They are donating two copies of Sociolinguistics and Deaf Communities.  If you are interested in sign language variation or discourse and the sociolinguistic issues involved, this is the book for you.  You can read a full abstract about the book in the link below:

http://goo.gl/67byan

This fascinating linguistic resource can be yours for a minimum donation of $25, if you donate before midnight tomorrow (April 11, 11:59 pm EST).  Two winners will be selected at random from our pool of donors who donate from now until the deadline.

You can donate by following this link to our Fund Drive page:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Also, if you donate before next week, you will a 20% off promotional code to Routledge’s book catalogue as well as be entered to win an additional $100 off any of Routledge’s books.  Don’t miss your chance to win these great discounts.

Please the spread the word about our Fund Drive raffle and other Fund Drive content by liking, sharing or retweeting on social media.  You can also go to our social media pages and blog for any updates about our Fund Drive and other LINGUIST List activities.  We will be having more publisher giveaways, so stay tuned.

Thank you all for your support! We can’t do it without you.

Thanks and good luck!

Linguistically yours,

The LINGUIST List Crew

Win a One-year Subscripition to the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics: Spread the Word and Donate!

Dear LINGUIST List Readers:

We hope you have been enjoying our publisher raffles during our Fund Drive.  Today, we are offering another prize, this time donated by the Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics.  They are offering a one-year journal subscription to the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics to everyone that donates $20 or more to the LINGUIST List Fund Drive.  You can read about the journal here:

http://goo.gl/vnoUOq

Donate at least a minimum of $20 before midnight tomorrow (April 9, 11:59 pm EST), and you will win a one-year subscription to the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics.  You can donate here:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Reminder: we still have another week of the Routledge Giveaway.  Anyone who donates will receive a 20% off promotional code to Routledge’s book catalogue.  By donating, you also are entered to win an ADDITIONAL $100 in books from Routledge.  Don’t miss your chance

Please spread the word about our Fund Drive!  You can like and share our posts on Facebook or Google Plus, or retweet on Twitter.  If everyone who uses LINGUIST List donated at least $10 right now, we would achieve your goal.  We can’t do it without your support.

Thanks and good luck!

Linguistically yours,

The LINGUIST List Crew

 

Last Call! Donate and Enter to Win a Language Warrior T-shirt from The Language Conservancy

Dear LINGUIST List Readers:

Today is the last day of our Language Warriors theme week and also your last chance to win a prize from The Language Conservancy. They dedicated to rescuing the world’s endangered languages, restoring them to vital use, and safeguarding them for future generations.  They help prevent the extinction of languages by: 1) raising funds for research; 2) increasing the international public awareness of the social and personal consequences of indigenous language loss; and 3) providing technical support to organizations and communities engaged in revitalizing their languages.

For a minimum donation of $25 before noon tomorrow (April 7, 11:59 am EST), you can enter to win this Language Warrior t-shirt (size large) and declare your Language Warrior status to the world:

http://goo.gl/bPnt5c

Don’t miss your chance to win some Language Warrior attire.  You can donate to the LINGUIST List here:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Also, please spread the word about this raffle and other Fund Drive activities, by liking/sharing/tweeting/signal fires and/or morse code.  Every little bit helps and without your support, the LINGUIST List would not exist.

Thanks and good luck!

Linguistically yours,

The LINGUIST List Crew