About The LINGUIST List Blog


What is The LINGUIST List?

The LINGUIST List may be best known for its venerable (founded 1990, at the daybreak of the Internet) and gigantic (more than 26,000 mailing list subscribers and counting) mailing list. It’s mailings and published issues are forwarded to Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ with more than 60,000 followers on these social media platforms. It’s also known for its website, which serves as the hub of academic linguistics worldwide (with information on conferences, jobs, publications, and much more) and has more than 1.5 million unique visitors per year.  The LINGUIST List is also available as a Amazon Echo (Alexa) Flash Briefing app.  Maybe it is also famed as a pioneering institution in research and application of internet technology to the field of linguistics, or a bold innovator in the creation of cyber-infrastructure and standards for digital language data and technologies.  We certainly hope that is what people think of The LINGUIST List.

The LINGUIST List is, in short, a resource for linguists to find information, share knowledge, and communicate with one another about the field.

What is this blog for?

The LINGUIST List Blog is a way for the LINGUIST List team to share news about linguistics, updates relating to research projects, as well as news about the operations of LINGUIST List at its parent organization Indiana University and the Department of Linguistics.