Dear linguists and language enthusiasts,
A year has passed since our previous Fund Drive. In September 2020 we probably did not yet fully understand that the normalcy would not come back that quickly. A year later it is becoming clear that whatever normalcy we would eventually come back to, it might not be the same normalcy we left off more than a year and a half ago.
It’s been a trying time for all of us. This is also a moment when we should acknowledge and honor human ingenuity, selflessness, perseverance – and not only of the doctors and nurses. We all had to completely re-learn our daily routines, figure out how to go on with life under the constraints we had never imagined, and on a daily basis we make moral choices where previously no moral questions were involved. Having said that – we now have to look forward. We are in a moment that is re-defining societies and each of us individually, our values, goals, and methods. In front of our eyes academia, industry and science are rapidly evolving. We do not want to abandon the past altogether, but we also need to incorporate the ad-hoc solutions of the past year which turned out to work great. We have moved online with our conferences and teaching and while we probably do not want to live online only, the opportunity to spontaneously listen to a couple of lectures on the other side of the globe is exciting. The past year has shown stronger than ever before that linguists are an online community that spans geographical and ideological borders, united by the commitment to the discipline of knowledge that we love. At LINGUIST List we strive to accompany you the best we can in your linguistic endeavors and help you take advantage of these new opportunities that have surprisingly emerged.
LINGUIST List is housed at Indiana University and we are extremely grateful to The College of Arts and Sciences for their support. LINGUIST List’s operations, however, cost more than the institutional support we receive. At least three additional editors are supported by the means from advertisements and your donations. Your donations are particularly important. They give us independence and are our insurance for bad times. These donations are your insurance for continued access to wide spectrum of edited information on linguistic topics. LINGUIST List is probably the only forum of its kind, run by linguists, professional, carefully edited, free and open to all readers, global, independent. We have contributors and readers on all continents except for Antarctica and the past donations came also from all corners of the world. Please allow us to continue serving you!
As every year, we have prepared a lot of festive content, we will run competitions and lotteries. Please check our Fund Drive website regularly for updates https://funddrive.linguistlist.org/ We need to collect at least $25,000 to secure the operations for the next year. If you can – please support us with a donation: https://funddrive.linguistlist.org/ Every $5 may make a difference.
Moderator, The LINGUIST List
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