Author: Sara Couture

Language Warriors: Get a Chance to Win Speak Lakota! from The Language Conservancy…Donate Today!

Dear LINGUIST List Readers (and Language Warriors):

On this fine Saturday morning, here at the LINGUIST List, we have another prize for donated by The Language Conservancy.  An institute 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 today’s prize, we are offering another indigenous textbook and CD combo set, Lakhótiya Wóglaka Po! – Speak Lakota! respectively. Normally valued at $55 USD, if you donate a minimum donation of $25 before noon tomorrow (April 5, 11:59 am EST), you will get a chance to win this textbook-CD combo. The winner will be selected randomly from our pool of donors.

Please visit this link to donate:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

You can also help out by spreading the word and telling other linguists about our Fund Drive (like/share/tweet/send message via carrier pigeon).  Every little bit helps and we appreciate all of your support!

Thanks and good luck!

Linguistically yours,

The LINGUIST List Crew

Language Warriors: Always Wanted to Learn How To Play Lakota Flute Music? Now You Can: Donate Today!

Dear LINGUIST List Readers:

Happy Friday, fellow linguists and Language Warriors!  We have another prize for you from The Language Conservancy, which is 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.

The Language Conservancy is interested not only in preserving indigenous languages, but also indigenous culture.  The prize we are offering to you today is a copy of Learn to Play the Flute!: Music Lesson Book for the Indigenous North American Flute.  You can view a full description of the book here:

http://goo.gl/EWT2pn

If you have a love for music and may be interested in learning about traditional Lakota flute music, this will be the book for you.  If you donate a minimum of $25 to the LINGUIST List before noon tomorrow (April 4, 11:59 am EST), you can get your name entered into the drawing  to win this musical delight.

You can donate here:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

We will be offering two more prizes for our Language Warrior theme week over the weekend, so stay tuned for more details about those.  Please spread the word (like, share, tweet, yell across the room to your friend) about this raffle and other Fund Drive activities.

Thanks and good luck!

Linguistically yours,

The LINGUIST List Crew

To All Language Warriors: Donate Today and Enter to Win a Copy of Speak Crow! from The Language Conservancy

Dear LINGUIST List Readers:

Day 4 of our Language Warrior theme week: we are giving away another prize from The Language Conservancy.  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.

Today’s prize is Biiluukaalilaah! – Speak Crow!, a textbook and CD combo for Level 1 Crow.  According to Ethnologue, the Crow Language has a threatened status with approximately 3000 speakers.  If you are interested in language revitalization and preservation, you can have a copy of your own by donating and entering the raffle to  win this resource book.

Normally the combined value of these items is $55 USD, and it can be yours for a minimum donation of $25.  Donate to the LINGUIST List before noon tomorrow (April 3, 11:59 am EST), and get your name in the drawing for this combo set.

You can donate at this link:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Please spread the word about our raffle and other Fund Drive activities, by liking, sharing, retweeting, as well as by good old-fashioned word of mouth.  Everything we do at the LINGUIST List is made possible by your continuing support.

Thanks and good luck!

Sincerely,

The LINGUIST List Crew

Calling All Language Warriors: Donate Today and Win a Lakota-English e-Dictionary!

Dear LINGUIST List Readers:

Happy Wednesday, everyone! We are continuing our Language Warrior theme week by giving away another prize donated by The Language Conservancy, an institution 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 today’s prize, we are giving away TWO copies of this Lakota-English/English-Lakota electronic, downloadable dictionary.  This dictionary is compatible with a Windows or a Mac. You can read about all the awesome features this software offers here:

http://goo.gl/jnn3xw

Interested?  It can yours if you donate a minimum of $25 to the LINGUIST List before noon tomorrow (April 2, 11:59 am EST).  Your name will be entered into the drawing and two of you will be selected at random from our pool of donors.  Please donate by following the link below:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Please spread the word about our raffle and other Fund Drive activities, by liking, sharing, retweeting, as well as by good old-fashioned word of mouth.

Thanks and good luck!

Sincerely,

The LINGUIST List Crew

Language Warriors: Want to Win a Copy of the Speak Hidatsa Textbook? Donate Today!

Dear LINGUIST List Readers:

For Day 2 of our Language Warrior Theme Week, we are giving away Híraaca íire! – Speak Hidatsa! Level 1, a textbook and CD combo, donated by The Language Conservancy (http://www.languageconservancy.org/) to our Fund Drive. According to the Endangered Languages Project, Hidatsa is critically endangered, so this textbook is an invaluable linguistic resource to help promote the revitalization of the language amongst the Hidatsa children.

The Language Conservancy is 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.

Normally valued at $30 USD, the Híraaca íire! textbook and CD can be yours for a minimum donation of $20 to the LINGUIST List, if you donate before noon tomorrow (April 1, 11:59 am EST). Donate here:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Stay tuned for other Language Warrior themed prizes.  Please spread the word!  We appreciate all of  your support.

Thanks and good luck!

Sincerely,

The LINGUIST List Crew

Become a Language Warrior: Donate Today!

Dear LINGUIST List Readers:

Today, we are introducing a very special theme week.  Every day we’ll be giving away a prize donated by The Language Conservancy (http://www.languageconservancy.org/), a collaborator of the LINGUIST List.

The Language Conservancy is 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.

Today, we are giving away this Language Warrior t-shirt (size large):

http://goo.gl/uVq8GC

A general favorite among the LINGUIST List team, this t-shirt can be yours for a minimum donation of $25.  Become a Language Warrior and donate before noon tomorrow (March 31, 11:59 am EST) to win this great t-shirt.  You can donate here:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Stay tuned this week for more fun prizes from The Language Conservancy. We will be giving away some awesome Lakhota, Hidatsa and Crow language resources.

Thanks and good luck!

Sincerely,

The LINGUIST List Crew

Journals: John Benjamins is Giving Away 5 One-Year Subscriptions…Donate Today to Win!

Dear LINGUIST List Readers:

It’s Friday, everyone, and we are wrapping up the week with a prize donated by John Benjamins. John Benjamins is giving away 5 one-year subscriptions. Five of you can be the lucky winners of the linguistic journal of your choice from John Benjamins’ catalogue. For a full listing of John Benjamins current linguistic journals, see here:

http://goo.gl/lvCacl

Valued anywhere between €105 and €424, a one-year journal subscription can be yours for a minimum donation of $50 USD. Donate before midnight tomorrow (March 28, 11:59 EST), and enter to your name into the drawing. You can donate at the link below:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Can’t afford to donate $50? If you donate any amount before midnight on Sunday, you will entitled to a 20% off promotional code to the ISD Language and Linguistics book catalogue, which has up to 4000 linguistic titles.

We do our best to provide you with a free service that benefits the entire linguistic community, but we cannot do it without your help. If you have already donated or cannot afford to donate at this time, you can help by spreading the word about our publisher prize giveaways and other Fund Drive activities (like and share on social media, or just plain old-fashioned word-of-mouth). We appreciate all of your support!

Have a wonderful weekend and good luck!

Sincerely,
The LINGUIST List Crew

Books: Win a Copy of Handbook of the Ryukyuan Languages from De Gruyter Mouton

Dear LINGUIST List Readers:

Today, our publisher prize giveaway has been donated by De Gruyter Mouton. If you donate today, you get the chance to win one copy of Handbook of the Ryukyuan Languages (your choice of a hardcover or ePUB version), edited by Patrick Heinrich, Shinsho Miyara, and Michinori Shimoji.

If you are interested in historical linguistics and genetic classification, endangered languages and language revitalization, language documentation, or Japonic and Ryukyuan linguistics, this is the book for you. You can read the full description of the book here:

http://goo.gl/VrKyTc

Valued at $419 USD (or 299 €), it can be yours for a minimum donation of $50! If you donate $50 before midnight tomorrow (26 March 2015, 11:59 EST), your name will be entered to win this invaluable linguistic handbook. You can donate to LINGUIST List at this link:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Also, don’t forget that if you donate this week, you will be eligible for a 20% off promotional code for ISD!

Thanks and good luck!

Sincerely,
The LINGUIST List Crew

Introducing a Special All-Week Giveaway from ISD, Distributor of Scholarly Books

Dear LINGUIST List Readers:

Happy Monday, everyone! Today, we are introducing an all-week giveaway donated by ISD, Distributor of Scholarly Books. Anyone who donates this week will receive a 20%-off promotional code for all titles with subject category “Language and Linguistics” on the ISD website. You can view their catalogue here:

https://goo.gl/Dg1hsL

This promotional code will last for one month after the end of this week.

Also, do not forget that if you donate, until April 16th, you are eligible to win a 20%-off promotional code to any Routledge book, and one donor will be entered to win an additional $100 off Routledge books.

Please spread the word about these great prizes and don’t forget to donate! You can donate here:

https://goo.gl/e656LG

Thank you all for your support!

Best wishes,
The LINGUIST List Crew

Donate Today and Win a Subscription of ”Language Dynamics and Change” from Brill!

Dear LINGUIST List Readers:

For our final prize this week, we’re excited to announce our latest Fund Drive Drawing, generously donated to us by Brill: if you donate before 11:59 p.m. (EST) tomorrow (March 21st), three of you could be the lucky winners of a year’s subscription to the journal Language Dynamics and Change!

http://goo.gl/RqkEfA

This exciting publication, which is normally $95, could be yours for as little as a $50 donation! But remember, you have to donate today to be eligible! You can do so by following the link below:

http://goo.gl/e656LG

Stay tuned for many more Fund Drive raffles to come. Thanks and good luck!

Sincerely,
The LINGUIST List Crew