New Website

Submitting To The LINGUIST List Just Got Easier

Hello all!

After lots of hard work, we are thrilled to announce the beta release of our new submission form! For those who don’t know, we have been working on updating our entire website to make it cleaner, faster, and easier to navigate. You can see the site here: https://new.linguistlist.org/. As part of that process, we’ve created a brand new submission form that’s easier to use for you to submit your posts to the LINGUIST List. The form is designed to guide you through the submission process and make sure we have all the information we need to publish your post. So far, the following posting areas have been completed and tested:

Discussions, FYIs, Internships, Jobs, Media, Notices, Obituaries, Queries, Software, Summaries, and Supports.

If you would like to post to any of those areas, please give the new form a try! Conferences and Workshops are currently being tested and should be released soon. All other areas are under development, and will be tested before they are released to ensure they are fully functional, user-friendly, and secure.

The new form features collapsible cards instead of different pages for each section, making it much more intuitive and easier to follow. Instead of having to go between tabs, you can now open and close the cards as needed, all on one screen. In addition, all posting areas are now in one place, making navigation easier and forms for different areas much more consistent with each other. These improvements aren’t all. We have much more planned once the rest of the posting area forms are finished, so keep an eye out for future improvements.

You can find the new form here: https://new.linguistlist.org/submit/

Let us know what you think! Feedback can be sent to webdev[at]linguistlist.org

Thanks,

Your LINGUIST List team

Featured Staff: Meet Nils Hjortnaes

Dear LINGUIST List subscribers,

Nils Hjortnaes, LINGUIST List programmer

My name is Nils Hjortnaes and I’m a web developer here at LINGUIST List. I’m currently working on the new website fixing any issues that may come up, making it as user friendly as possible, and getting everything running smoothly and cleanly with all the functionality of our old website. If you’re curious how much progress we’ve made, you can check the new site out here.

I am currently an M.A. student in Computational Linguistics here at Indiana University, and I am extremely fortunate to have a job at Linguist List which can support me while I continue down this road to finish my Master’s and into a PhD. It is an honor to be able to support the community through such an important resource as the LINGUIST List.

When I first started my graduate program here, I thought the LINGUIST List was just a site to find jobs and conferences. I have since learned that it does so much more, hosting blogs, forums, various resources, and bringing the linguistic community together, among other things. All of this, including updating the website to be easier, faster, and more friendly to use, is only possible through your donations.

Through your support, we are able to continue hosting and providing so many resources to the linguistic community, as well as support students such as myself who are the backbone of maintaining, improving, and running these valuable resources. We therefore ask that you consider supporting us and the entire community by donating to our fund drive.

From all of us here at the LINGUIST List, thank you very much!

Best,
Nils Hjortnaes
Web Developer

A behind-the-scenes peek at our new website…

Lwin, Katha, Paige and Clare

The past few months, we have seen great progress in our new website, thanks to the hard work of our web development team. This summer, we hosted two interns, Katha and Paige, who formed the core of our team, spending many hours making our new website functional and beautiful. With assistance from Lwin, our programmer, and input from Clare, one of our student editors, these two have brought us even closer to the launch of a new and improved website that we are sure our readers will enjoy.

While Paige will be continuing her work on the new website this fall, Katha has reached the end of her internship at the LINGUIST List, and will be returning to Germany soon to finish her bachelor’s thesis. To say goodbye and celebrate the end of our “summer” web development phase, we would like to share with you some of the progress the team has made!

Our new home page features custom graphics for our various services, book announcements from Cambridge University Press, and an RSS feed with the latest issues of the LINGUIST List. Here you’ll always be able to see what’s new, front and center.

The new browse/search form will allow you to search and filter through the latest announcements in each area, making all of our issues easily accessible.

The new submission form is dynamic, easily accessed for any area, and user-friendly for all areas!

As you may have seen for yourself, the new password reset feature is already active. If you forget your password when logging in, you can now use this page to automatically reset your password within minutes.

We wanted to thank you, our readers and supporters, for your donations this year that made it possible for us to support our summer interns and fund this development. We still have some features to develop and corners to polish, but we hope to soon be able to announce the launch of some of these features, so stay tuned!

– Your LINGUIST List Team