Day: February 26, 2014

LINGUIST List: An Invaluable Service and Resource

Dear Subscribers,

The LINGUIST List relies on the generous support of donors to stay up and running. Do your part now:

Why you should donate.

The LINGUIST List gives you awesome tools. For free. The LINGUIST List lets you know what’s going on in the discipline through its announcement service, including job & internship listings, book reviews, conference announcements, and paper publications. The LINGUIST List also helps you get your work done by offering services like Easy Registration for conference organization, and creating research tools like MultiTree, an interactive visualization of language relationships and subgroupings.

These free tools and resources help researchers, teachers, students, and the general public learn more about the nature and function of language.

The LINGUIST List funds students.

Donations go directly to the funding the linguistic students that keep the LINGUIST List up and running. These students maintain the database and website, organize and post thousands of announcements annually, and help create research tools in addition to their coursework to complete advanced degrees in linguistics (and anything else life throws them).

Why I’m asking you to donate.

I’m a former crew member and Managing Editor of The LINGUIST List. I’m currently a technical writer at Google, and I wouldn’t be doing it without what I learned at (and from) The LINGUIST List. My education and experience informs what I do everyday (notably fighting the good fight against the surprising number of prescriptivists I meet!).

Donate to support what the LINGUIST List does for all of us and to support the students that make it happen.

-Catherine Adams

Win a Subscription to Anthropological Linguistics! Donate Today!

Dear LINGUIST List Readers,

Do you love Anthropological Linguistics? Well then do we have a deal for you! Today we’ll be giving away one subscription, as well as a 20% discount for 25 donors, to the University of Nebraska Press journal Anthropological Linguistics!

While we know we can’t tell you the absolute cultural value of such a prize, we can tell you that 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 $5 USD donation. Make your donation by 11:59 p.m. EST, and you could be today’s winner!

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Thanks, and good luck!

-The LINGUIST List Crew