Author: Everett Green

A Message from One of our Hard-working Interns – 3 Days Left!

Hello again LINGUIST List subscribers,

We’ve only got 3 days left and we’re almost to the 90% mark. We are currently sitting at 88.73% so we’re very close. If you’ve been considering making a donation but you’ve been putting it off, now is a great time to help us push through to another milestone in the Fund Drive. You will be helping the Linguistics community and, if you’re a subscriber, you’ll be helping yourself as well. In the meantime, here is a quick message from our hard-working intern, Julian Dietrich:

As September is coming to a close, so is LINGUIST List’s fund drive. With only 3 days remaining, we need your help now more than ever. With a one-time donation of as little as $1, you can help the LINGUIST List continue its day-to-day operations. A lot of work goes into maintaining our website and bringing you content to enjoy, and we rely on our yearly fund drives to make that happen. Please make a donation today!

Sincerely,

Julian and the LINGUIST List Team

Fund Drive Closing Soon – 4 Days Left!

Hello Linguist Listers,

Thank you again to everyone who has donated during this last week of the fund drive.

We only have 4 days left to make it to our goal so please help us to continue supporting the Linguistics Community by donating whatever amount that you can! As mentioned in our earlier posts, we have lowered the minimum donation to $1 and have seen a number of our beloved readers take advantage of that. We truly appreciate it.

We are also still working on that shiny new website so your donation dollars will allow us not only to continue functioning but also to make some substantial improvements to your browsing experience when you are on the website. Lastly, if you can’t make a donation, you can always support us with amazon smile. It doesn’t cost you a dime and still helps us out.

Thanks for staying with us.

Sincerely,

The LINGUIST List Team

A Word (Cloud) from our Readers – 5 Days Left!

Dear LINGUIST List readers,

We love our readers! We’ve created a word cloud using all the comments submitted to us by our donors for the 2018 Fund Drive. It’s always encouraging to hear from the community we serve, and truly all of us at the LINGUIST List thank YOU! We hope to continue to deliver relevant, up-to-date information to our readers for many years to come.

Gratefully yours,

The LINGUIST List Team

6 Days Left!

Dear LINGUIST List readers,

Hello! My name is Becca and I am one of the student editors at LINGUIST List. I am the Managing Editor and I am also responsible for posting jobs, supports, and internships. We are on the final leg of our fund drive, and we ask that every reader please donate $1 US, or as much as you can.

Your donations are not only important to me since I am able to pursue my PhD because of The LINGUIST List, but they are also imperative to the linguistics community as a whole. Thank you again for all of your support, everyone here at LINGUIST List is forever grateful to all of you. If you would like to help us to continue providing resources to the linguistic community, please visit our fund drive page and donate today.

Sincerely,

Becca Morris

2018 Fund Drive Closing – $1 Donations Opening!

Dear LINGUIST Listers,

We, at the LINGUIST List, wish to thank all of you who have participated and donated during our 2018 Fund Drive. Without your gracious support, the LINGUIST List would cease to be and, with it, the global linguistics community would lose the network that ties linguists to each other and to universities, publishers, conferences, and language enthusiasts the world over; not to mention the loss of funding we, student editors, and our families would suffer. Thank you from all of us!

Now, though we are truly grateful for the financial support that many of you have given us this year and years gone by, we must face an unfortunate reality. The 2018 Fund Drive has been the longest running and least successful fund drive in our history. As I write this post today, 24 September, we are only at 85.53% of the $40,000 we had hoped to raise in order to continue operation and expand our new, much more elegant (and much less dated) website.

Though we are still far from our goal, our fund drive cannot go on indefinitely. Therefore, we will be closing our 2018 Fund Drive at 11:59 PM on Monday, 1 October, 2018.

That is only one week from the date of this post! We need YOUR help to make this fund drive a success! As such, we have officially lowered the minimum donation amount to $1. That is one U.S. Dollar! So for this final week of the 2018 Fund Drive, we are asking EVERYONE, those who have already donated and those who haven’t yet, to please donate at least $1 to continue LINGUIST List and allow it to expand into the future. If everyone who uses our site in a single day would donate this one dollar, we would be able to close the fund drive having reached our goal.

Please donate $1 dollar for The LINGUIST List, for the LL staff, for the LL community, for Linguistics as a discipline. As you are dedicated to help us, we are dedicated to continue to serve you for years to come.

Click here to donate: https://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/

Thank you all!

–The LINGUIST List staff

Linguistics in the Adriatic

Hello again Linguist Listers,

Sorry to keep you waiting. It turns out that Monday was the American Holiday: Labor Day. Our first post in the geoling series will be from our beloved moderator, Dr. Malgorzata Cavar. Without further ado, here is the piece:

View of the Adriatic Coast from Kotor bay in Montenegro

Imagine you spend some nice time on the Adriatic coast and want to take a break from sailing, diving, kite surfing or perhaps rather from eating the specialties of the local cuisine. You think there is nothing for a linguist here? A short look at Geoling proves this wrong. There are a couple of universities with linguistic programs – in Padova, Nova Gorica, Trieste and Zadar. And just this summer… In July the conference “Perspectives on Linguistic Diversity” took place at the University of Rijeka. If we drive a little east, to Banja Luka, Aug 10 was the last day of the EGG summer school (Eastern Generative Grammar), a summer school with over 20 years of tradition. In September, the University of Pula hosts International Symposium: Japanese Language Learning for New Generations, and at the University of Rijeka there is the meeting of the European Society for Philosophy & Psychology. Also in September, The Summer School of the Società Italiana di Glottologia will be held at the University of Udine and you can continue with the annual convention of Società Italiana di Glottologia in October in Macerata. If you are in Venice in October you can stop by the Language, Gender and HaTe Speech conference. Next year in May a conference on E-Dictionaries and E-Lexicography will meet in Zagreb at the Institute of Croatian Language and Linguistics. And in summer next year, morphologists will meet in Slovenia and phonologists – in Italy… Go and check out your travel destination on GeoLing today.

Sincerely,

– Dr. M. Cavar and the LINGUIST List Team

Vacationing, the Linguistic Way

Cape Town, South Africa

Hello Linguist Listers,

The summer, along with our fund drive premiums, has come to an end. However, it’s never too early (or late) to begin planning your next vacation and as fellow linguists what better way to take a vacation than to visit a beautiful locale that just so happens to be rich with “linguistic opportunities.” Considering these facts, one might ask “How can I find such a place?” Well, our geoling service is perfect for the job. Not only does it provide an intuitive map view of the world but it also allows you to filter events based on what you’re interested in: summer schools, conferences, internships, or even jobs if you are interested in a longer term stay. On Monday, we will begin posting a few examples of these places for your enjoyment. In the meantime, have a great weekend!

Sincerely,

– The LINGUIST List Team

Kraina Lingwistyki

Drodzy lingwiści!

Polska jest bez wątpienia krajem językoznawców. Nieco ponad 150 osób w naszej bazie danych zarejestrowało swój profil, używając adresu w Polsce. Na naszej liście znajduje się 16 programów studiów językoznawczych i 35 instytucji zajmujących się w Polsce językiem i językoznawstwem, które przynajmniej raz umieściły ogłoszenie na LINGUIST List. LINGUIST List opublikowała od swojego początku 618 ogłoszeń o konferencjach językoznawczych w Polsce, w samym roku 2018 –  już 63. Łódź, Kołobrzeg, Kraków, Szklarska Poręba, Białystok, Szczyrk, Poznań, Katowice, Krosno, Krotoszyn, Warszawa, Lublin, Zielona Góra, Konin, Rzeszów, Wrocław, Piła, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Bielsko-Biała gościły w zeszłym roku językoznawców, niektóre z tych miast – wielokrotnie. Z radością informujemy o tej ożywionej działalności.

Czytelnicy w Polsce stanowią poważny procent wszystkich naszych użytkowników, więc zwracam się o pomoc po polsku. LINGUIST List w dużej mierze musi się sama utrzymywać – tylko dwóch z siedmiu (w tej chwili) redaktorów otrzymuje wynagrodzenie z funduszy naszego uniwersytetu, moderatorzy to wolontariusze, natomiast reszta działalności utrzymywana jest z darowizn i z tego, co wypracujemy. Dochód uzyskujemy z ogłoszeń o pracy i od wydawców, którzy poprzez LINGUIST List informują nas o nowych publikacjach w językoznawstwie, oraz z reklam. Jeśli chcemy jednak utrzymać kontrolę nad treściami, które publikujemy, nie możemy polegać wyłącznie na dochodzie z płatnych ogłoszeń. Z drugiej strony nie chcemy pobierać opłat za dostęp od czytelników, bo uważamy, że każdy ma prawo do informacji potrzebnej do rozwoju zawodowego i brak zasobów finansowych nie powinien być powodem wykluczenia ze wspólnoty akademickiej. Co nam pozostaje, to prosić o wsparcie tych, którzy mogą sobie na to pozwolić. Mamy rocznie prawie 3 miliony wizyt na naszej stronie internetowej (http://linguistlist.org)  (ponad  1,5 miliona indywidualnych czytelników). Prawie 75,000 ludzi śledzi LINGUIST List na Facebooku, Twitterze, Google+ i LinkedIn. Jeśli każdy użytkownik LINGUIST List, który może sobie na to pozwolić, wsparłby nas pięcioma dolarami,  szybko zebralibyśmy sumę potrzebną na to, żeby funkcjonować do następnej wiosny bez groźby, że w międzyczasie staniemy się niewypłacalni. Jeśli zależy Wam na tym, żeby LINGUIST List kontynuowała swoja działalność, bardzo prosimy o pomoc.

Z wyrazami szacunku i serdecznymi pozdrowieniami z upalnego Bloomington (IN)

– Małgosia Cavar

Checkpoint Complete!

Hello Linguist Listers,

Happy Tuesday and thank you for helping us get past the 80% checkpoint!

We’re currently sitting at 80.49% of our total goal and are hoping to make it to the next checkpoint: 90%. In total we still need $7804.63 but only $3804.63 to reach the next checkpoint. These numbers may seem a bit hefty but donations as small $3 and 5$ help move us closer to our goal and, in turn, closer to some new updates we have in the pipeline for all of you in the linguistics community. If you haven’t already, you should go back and check out our linguistics and pop culture posts as well. We have some good reads!

As usual, thanks for taking the time to keep up with all of us here at The LINGUIST List!

Sincerely,
The LINGUIST List Team

Letters from Lwin

Dear LINGUIST List subscribers,

Min Ga La Ba! I am Lwin Moe, a former programmer at LINGUIST List. I am currently writing this letter from my hometown in Burma (also known as Myanmar) with some limited Internet access to humbly ask for your continued support of LINGUIST List: https://funddrive.linguistlist.org/

As some of you might have noticed, I am no longer working for LINGUIST List even though I am sometimes helping Peace (our student programmer) remotely (with not-so-great Internet access in my hometown). I just want to let you know that I miss working for LL.

During the past 5 years or so, Damir and I migrated and upgraded our old server technology to current and more up-to-date setup with a limited personnel (mostly the two of us flexing our muscles). It was a lot of work since our crew was a lot smaller than a decade or so ago. But we did it.

I would like to plead with you to continue the support so that the new crew can continue upgrading the outdated web interface with the new one, and more user-friendly submission form.

In the next few weeks, I will be moving to Canada for a new chapter of my life. I wish the readers and LINGUIST List all the best in the coming years!

And please do not forget to support!
https://funddrive.linguistlist.org/

Thank you,
Lwin Moe