Author: Sara Couture

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

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