This is Kenneth again. One of our most popular posting areas is Conferences and Calls for Papers. I am the main editor who posts in this area. We receive submissions from conferences all over the world (just look at geoling.linguistlist.org to see for yourself). Each submission we get is edited and verified by one of our editors and then sent out over the listserv so that people like you can know about the conferences coming up in your subdiscipline. This area of the listserv is also very beneficial as a way for newer, more specialized conferences to get their information out there.
Here’s a heatmap of the number of submissions we receive for conferences each day!
Some of these are quickly filtered out as not linguistically relevant but most require time to edit everything. If you appreciate what we do, please donate at the Fund drive page . Thank you!
The Query submission area, while lower in submissions than Jobs, Conferences and Books, is another valuable area of the LINGUIST List. The Query section allows linguists like you to ask research questions and seek participation in studies. This region of the LINGUIST List directly impacts the research that you do.
We asked our Query submitters about the relevancy of the responses they received to their research. We had 29 responses. 86% said that the responses they received were directly relevant to their research.
You can help us keep this service going by supporting us at funddrive.linguistlist.org
We already touched upon the importance of jobs in a previous fun fact. During our Reddit AMA on Friday, /u/OneMansModusPonens asked to see how the types of Jobs have changed over time. We thought that those of you who didn’t have time for the AMA would still find this interesting.
While my previous posts have been concerned with the stats behind some of our posting areas, I wanted to provide a bit of information about the number of subscribers we have at LINGUIST List. We have two main listservs which provide content to all of you. These are LINGUIST and LINGLITE. Combined these listservs have about 20,000 subscribers with slightly more people subscribing to LINGLITE than LINGUIST.
However, outside of our conventional subscribers, we maintain social media accounts on several social media platforms including Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn. On our facebook page, our announcements reach several thousand people each week. Our social media and listserv presence allows conference organizers, job submitters and linguists around the world to get their information out there.
Providing content that attracts subscribers is costly. We would be extremely grateful if you would consider donating to the LINGUIST List at funddrive.linguistlist.org . Thank you!
I’m sure you’re aware about our job postings section. It’s one of our most popular areas of the listserv. The LINGUIST List has a large number of job postings relevant to our field. In 2016, there were approximately 700 job issues alone. Amanda and Clare work hard to make sure that jobs are posted promptly.
Jobs are one source of income for the LINGUIST List. However, the money we make from jobs is not sufficient to pay for the other services we offer. You can help us out by making a donation at funddrive.linguistlist.org.
Here is a chloropleth map I made in R that shows the percentage of LINGUIST List job posts by country scaled by population. If you click on a country, you should get some information about how many jobs we have received from that country.
The LINGUIST List is on its 28th year of producing issues for our subscribers. These issues include the Conferences, Jobs and Books in the field of Linguistics. In the years since the listserv began, the number of issues we produce has steadily increased. This indicates that our influence as a medium for getting information out there has steadily grown. The last several years, we have been hovering around 5500 issues per year with a trend towards ever higher numbers of issues. If 2017 continues at its current pace, we expect to get about 6,000 issues in this year. I have read, edited and published 50 issues myself over just the last week.
Consider donating to the LINGUIST List as a show of appreciation for the work that we do as we continue to grow. We hope you find it worthwhile.
This is Ken again. I just wanted to wish everyone Happy Holidays. We will be closing on Saturday for the holiday season. We reopen on the 2nd. This simply means that new submissions that come in during this time will not be posted/reviewed.
Emergency submissions can be sent in with ‘URGENT’ in the subject line. However, we will charge double for ‘URGENT’ postings.
We wish you an enjoyable holiday season and a happy new year! We truly appreciate your continued support of LINGUIST List. We couldn’t do this without you.
P.S. We had a white elephant gift exchange at the LINGUIST List Holiday party. High quality gifts were exchanged.
We will have a booth with the other organizations at the conference. We look forward to talking to you about the projects housed here at the LINGUIST List (Multitree, LL Map, Geoling, GORILLA and more). We are also open to discussing our posting areas and the website.
Come, visit, and get to know the people behind the LINGUIST List!
Prof. Baris Kabak, a colleague from Germany, was visiting LINGUIST List!
“I am currently visiting Indiana University from Würzburg, Germany, where I am a professor of English Linguistics at the Department of British and American Studies. I came to Indiana to give a plenary talk at the 2nd Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics, which was organized by CeLCAR at the School of Global and International Studies. The conference brought together researchers specializing in the languages of the region with the theme “Continuing the Journey: Strengthening the Central Asian Community”. So far, being in Bloomington has given me not only the opportunity to strengthen my ties with scholars working on different languages such as Persian, Uyghur and Armenian, but also the privilege to talk to some faculty members at the Department of Second Language Studies at Indiana University since I have been able to combine the conference trip with a short stay in Bloomington as part of my sabbatical leave. It was also great to see that the LINGUIST List is not just a list in the digital world, but a real home at the heart of beautiful Bloomington that provides a roof over many dedicated linguists who are doing invaluable service to the field of linguistics.”