Author: Peace Han

Staff Letter: Peace Han

Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,

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Looking forward to spring!

This is Peace Han, the systems administrator and one of the student programmers here at the LINGUIST List. I hope this message finds all of you well and ready to greet the spring! It’s still a little chilly here in Bloomington, Indiana, but the flower buds have finally begun to bloom and all of us at the LINGUIST List are eagerly awaiting warmer weather.

 

In case you couldn’t tell by the barrage of fund drive messages being sent your way, we are currently running our annual LINGUIST List Fund Drive! As my colleagues and fellow graduate assistants have mentioned before me, all of us are indebted to you, our readers, for this opportunity to participate in and serve the global linguistic community. The LINGUIST List has been for all of us a place for personal and academic growth, as it has been for numerous linguistics students before us over the past 29 years and counting.

Working as the system administrator and programmer for the LINGUIST List has given me some interesting insight into the development of code and coding styles over the years. Because much of the code running the current site was first written many years ago at the dawn of the internet era, and because the LINGUIST List has changed and adapted so much to incorporate new technologies, idiosyncrasies and outdated conventions sometimes still persist in the code. It is always an adventure trying to track down exactly why certain features were written in one way rather than another, and I am often reminded of linguistic fieldwork as I read, write and interpret the legacy of code inherited from student programmers  who worked on this website and its various features before me. Still, the natural language comments left in the code by my predecessors are much more helpful to me than code language, reminding me that we have a long way to go before computers and AI can catch up to natural human language. This is why I believe the work we linguists do is so valuable, and why I am honored to be able to contribute to this field through the LINGUIST List and through my studies.

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Programming, studying linguistics, and playing guitar as a side gig.

Outside of my job at the LINGUIST List, I am a student at Indiana University in the Computational Linguistics, joint BS/MS program, with a dual degree in Psychology. The Linguistics department at IU and the LINGUIST List both have been wonderful in supporting me throughout my academic career at IU, and I would not be able to complete the 5-year program without your support. I and all of my fellow student graduate assistants working at the LINGUIST List are grateful for the chance to support and give back to the linguistics community while also completing our studies.

So once again, thank you for your continued support of the LINGUIST List! If you think the LINGUIST List and the various services it offers are valuable, as all of us at LL do, or if you are a believer of free and open communication within the field of linguistics (or if you simply want to stop having to exit out of the fund drive page to reach our site), please donate here. We are all grateful for your support!

Best,

Peace Han

Systems Administrator | Programmer

The LINGUIST List

Fund Drive 2018: Donate by Next Friday to Win a Prize!

Dear LINGUIST List Colleagues,

Today we are rolling out another bundle of books and journal subscription prizes for this weekend, one of which you can win if you donate to the LINGUIST List Fund Drive before Friday, Apr 6.

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From Springer:

A hardback copy of “English Medium Instruction in Higher Education in Asia-Pacific” edited by Ben Fenton-Smith, Pamela Humphreys and Ian Walkinshaw (http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319519746) AND 4 issues of the Language Policy journal (volume 16 issues 1- 4)

A hardback copy of “Contrastive Analysis of Discourse-pragmatic Aspects of Linguistic Genres” edited by Karin Aijmer and Diana Lewis (http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319545547) AND 4 issues of the journal Language Resources and Evaluation (volume 51 issues 1 – 4)

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Again, to win any of these fantastic prizes from this coming week’s prize bundle, you can donate to enter your name into the drawing until midnight on Thursday, Apr 5. For every $10 you donate, your name will be entered into the lottery to win. Donate by the link below:

http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/

In addition to the one-time donations to our Fund Drive, you can also become a recurring donor and support LINGUIST List on a long-term basis. Find out how by following this link:

https://linguistlist.org/issues/26/26-2068.html

And as always, if you cannot donate monetarily, you can help us out in other ways, such as liking, sharing, and retweeting our Fund Drive posts on social media. If you like the LINGUIST List and have benefited from our free service, tell your friends about the LINGUIST List and our Fund Drive. Every little bit of support is appreciated!

There will be many more great prizes from our supporting publishers in the coming month, so stay tuned to our social media pages to hear about more prizes that you can win. Thanks and good luck!

Linguistically yours,
The LINGUIST List Crew

Fund Drive 2018: Donate by Next Friday to Win a Prize!

Dear LINGUIST List Colleagues,

Today we are rolling out another bundle of books and journal subscription prizes for this weekend, one of which you can win if you donate to the LINGUIST List Fund Drive before Friday, Mar 30.

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From Elsevier: 5 one-year subscriptions to an Elsevier linguistics journal of your choice! (https://www.elsevier.com/social-sciences/linguistics/linguistics-journals)

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Again, to win any of these fantastic prizes from this coming week’s prize bundle, you can donate to enter your name into the drawing until midnight on Thursday, Mar 29. For every $10 you donate, your name will be entered into the lottery to win. Donate by the link below:

http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/

In addition to the one-time donations to our Fund Drive, you can also become a recurring donor and support LINGUIST List on a long-term basis. Find out how by following this link:

https://linguistlist.org/issues/26/26-2068.html

And as always, if you cannot donate monetarily, you can help us out in other ways, such as liking, sharing, and retweeting our Fund Drive posts on social media. If you like the LINGUIST List and have benefited from our free service, tell your friends about the LINGUIST List and our Fund Drive. Every little bit of support is appreciated!

There will be many more great prizes from our supporting publishers in the coming month, so stay tuned to our social media pages to hear about more prizes that you can win. Thanks and good luck!

Linguistically yours,
The LINGUIST List Crew

Fund Drive 2018: Reminder! Donate to Win a Publisher Prize

Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers and Colleagues,

In case you missed the announcement last Friday, we are running another publisher prize giveaway this week. If you donate before this Friday, March 23, you will get the chance one of these prizes:

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From Equinox Publishing: One Year Free Online Linguistics Package, including full access to their Linguistic Title List (all current and digitised back issues)! (https://www.equinoxpub.com)

From Brill:
– 2 one-year subscriptions to their journal Cognitive Semantics (http://www.brill.com/products/journal/cognitive-semantics)
– 2 prizes of a choice of 5 volumes from their Distinguished Lectures in Cognitive Linguistics (DLCL) series (http://www.brill.com/products/series/distinguished-lectures-cognitive-linguistics)

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Again, to win any of these fantastic prizes from this coming week’s prize bundle, you can donate to enter your name into the drawing until midnight on Thursday, Mar 22. For every $10 you donate, your name will be entered into the lottery to win. Donate by the link below:

http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/

In addition to the one-time donations to our Fund Drive, you can also become a recurring donor and support LINGUIST List on a long-term basis. Find out how by following this link:

https://linguistlist.org/issues/26/26-2068.html

And as always, if you cannot donate monetarily, you can help us out in other ways, such as liking, sharing, and retweeting our Fund Drive posts on social media. If you like the LINGUIST List and have benefited from our free service, tell your friends about the LINGUIST List and our Fund Drive. Every little bit of support is appreciated!

There will be many more great prizes from our supporting publishers in the coming month, so stay tuned to our social media pages to hear about more prizes that you can win. Thanks and good luck!

Linguistically yours,
The LINGUIST List Crew

Fund Drive 2018: Donate by Next Friday to Win a Prize!

Dear LINGUIST List Colleagues,

Today we are rolling out another bundle of books and journal subscription prizes for this weekend, one of which you can win if you donate to the LINGUIST List Fund Drive before Friday, Mar 23!

***

From Equinox Publishing: One Year Free Online Linguistics Package, including full access to their Linguistic Title List (all current and digitised back issues)! (https://www.equinoxpub.com)

From Brill:
– 2 one-year subscriptions to their journal Cognitive Semantics (http://www.brill.com/products/journal/cognitive-semantics)
– 2 prizes of a choice of 5 volumes from their Distinguished Lectures in Cognitive Linguistics (DLCL) series (http://www.brill.com/products/series/distinguished-lectures-cognitive-linguistics)

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Again, to win any of these fantastic prizes from this coming week’s prize bundle, you can donate to enter your name into the drawing until midnight on Thursday, Mar 22. For every $10 you donate, your name will be entered into the lottery to win. Donate by the link below:

http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/

In addition to the one-time donations to our Fund Drive, you can also become a recurring donor and support LINGUIST List on a long-term basis. Find out how by following this link:

https://linguistlist.org/issues/26/26-2068.html

And as always, if you cannot donate monetarily, you can help us out in other ways, such as liking, sharing, and retweeting our Fund Drive posts on social media. If you like the LINGUIST List and have benefited from our free service, tell your friends about the LINGUIST List and our Fund Drive. Every little bit of support is appreciated!

There will be many more great prizes from our supporting publishers in the coming month, so stay tuned to our social media pages to hear about more prizes that you can win. Thanks and good luck!

Linguistically yours,
The LINGUIST List Crew

Fund Drive 2018: Reminder! Donate to Win a Publisher Prize

Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers and Colleagues,

In case you missed the announcement last Friday, we are running another publisher prize giveaway this week. If you donate before this Friday, March 16, you will get the chance one of these prizes:

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From Edinburgh University Press: the first three books in their Studies in Social Interaction series!
– Li Li / Social Interaction and Teacher Cognition
– Olcay Sert / Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse
– Christopher J Jenks / Social Interaction in Second Language Classrooms
(https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/series-studies-in-social-interaction.html)

From Multilingual Matters: ANY book from their site! (http://www.multilingual-matters.com)

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Again, to win any of these fantastic prizes from this coming week’s prize bundle, you can donate to enter your name into the drawing until midnight on Thursday, Mar 15. For every $10 you donate, your name will be entered into the lottery to win. Donate by the link below:

http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/

In addition to the one-time donations to our Fund Drive, you can also become a recurring donor and support LINGUIST List on a long-term basis. Find out how by following this link:

https://linguistlist.org/issues/26/26-2068.html

And as always, if you cannot donate monetarily, you can help us out in other ways, such as liking, sharing, and retweeting our Fund Drive posts on social media. If you like the LINGUIST List and have benefited from our free service, tell your friends about the LINGUIST List and our Fund Drive. Every little bit of support is appreciated!

There will be many more great prizes from our supporting publishers in the coming month, so stay tuned to our social media pages to hear about more prizes that you can win. Thanks and good luck!

Linguistically yours,
The LINGUIST List Crew

Fund Drive 2018: Donate by Next Friday to Win a Prize!

Dear LINGUIST List Colleagues,

Today we are rolling out another bundle of books and journal subscription prizes for this weekend, one of which you can win if you donate to the LINGUIST List Fund Drive before Thursday, Mar 15, before midnight EST.

***

From Edinburgh University Press: the first three books in their Studies in Social Interaction series!
– Li Li / Social Interaction and Teacher Cognition
– Olcay Sert / Social Interaction and L2 Classroom Discourse
– Christopher J Jenks / Social Interaction in Second Language Classrooms
(https://edinburghuniversitypress.com/series-studies-in-social-interaction.html)

From Multilingual Matters: ANY book from their site! (http://www.multilingual-matters.com)

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Again, to win any of these fantastic prizes from this coming week’s prize bundle, you can donate to enter your name into the drawing until midnight on Thursday, Mar 15. For every $10 you donate, your name will be entered into the lottery to win. Donate by the link below:

http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/

In addition to the one-time donations to our Fund Drive, you can also become a recurring donor and support LINGUIST List on a long-term basis. Find out how by following this link:

https://linguistlist.org/issues/26/26-2068.html

And as always, if you cannot donate monetarily, you can help us out in other ways, such as liking, sharing, and retweeting our Fund Drive posts on social media. If you like the LINGUIST List and have benefited from our free service, tell your friends about the LINGUIST List and our Fund Drive. Every little bit of support is appreciated!

There will be many more great prizes from our supporting publishers in the coming month, so stay tuned to our social media pages to hear about more prizes that you can win. Thanks and good luck!

Linguistically yours,
The LINGUIST List Crew

Introduction to the 2018 Fund Drive Lottery!

Dear LINGUIST List Colleagues,

It’s that time of year again, where we come to you, the linguistic community, the backbone of our organization, and ask that you chip in a donation to help support our operation for another year. And as always, we try to make the Fund Drive interesting and fun by offering publisher raffles. If you are unfamiliar with our Fund Drives, you may be wondering what this involves.

Every week we will be offering a lottery of prizes, consisting of books and journal subscriptions that are generously donated by our Supporting Publishers (see here for the full list of our supporters: http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/supporters/).

For every $10 that you donate, your name will be entered into the lottery. So in other words, for every $10 you donate, you increase your chances of winning. We understand if you cannot donate a lot (most of us are poor college students too!). But we didn’t want you to be left out from the fun prizes, so even if you can only donate $10, you still have a chance to win!

Every little bit helps, and we appreciate every bit of support we receive from you. If you cannot donate, please support us by spreading the word to your friends and colleagues about our Fund Drive.

You can donate by following this link:

http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/

Stay tuned for details concerning our first publisher lottery!

Sincerely,
The LINGUIST List Team