Author: Everett Green


Dear LINGUIST List readers,

We are currently at less than a day until the end of the 2018 Fund Drive! These past few months have been interesting, to say the least, for all of us at the LINGUIST List. Brainstorming, researching, and writing all of our content for the Fund Drive has pushed us to re-examine the movies we watch, the music we listen to, and the larger pop culture movements to which we all belong to one extent or another. We also enjoyed all the comments we received from you, our readers, in response to these pop culture pieces. While the topic of this year’s Fund Drive was certainly a lot of fun for us to explore, we are unfortunately out of time.

As we have mentioned before, the 2018 LINGUIST List Fund Drive will be closing on October 1st, 2018 at 11:59 PM. This is your last chance to show your support for the LINGUIST List! You can currently donate as little as one (1) US dollar to help us come just a little bit closer to our goal before we end the Fund Drive for the year. Thanks again for all of the support.

Linguistically yours,

The LINGUIST List Team

A Penultimate Fund Drive Message

Dear colleagues,

with your help within the last 6 days we moved from 84% to 90% of our goal. We have also heard from many of you. Thank you!

While we are wrapping up please consider this – don’t take LINGUIST List for granted. We exist and take care of your daily dose of linguistic news because of you and only as long as you support us. We do not want to exclude anybody, we do not want to leave anybody behind the pay-wall but we can continue only if we can pay our bills. Help us, be a part of the community. As little as $1 makes a difference – since there are so many of us.

– Malgosia

Fund Drive Closing Tomorrow – 1 Day Left!

Hello Linguist Listers,

We are down to one full day (and some change) left in our fund drive and we need your help more than ever to continue offering our services to you and everyone who is a part of the linguistics community. As mentioned in our earlier post, this is our longest running and least successful fund drive so your support has never been more critical for our operations.

More people have been donating as we approach the end of the fund drive. If you’re still planning to donate, now is your last chance to be a contributor to the community! If you have already donated to us, then we thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. We hope that your weekend is going well!


The LINGUIST List Team

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!


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.


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.


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:

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.


– 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!


– The LINGUIST List Team