Tomorrow, from midnight EST April 5 to midnight EST April 6, the LINGUIST List webpage will be offline. In addition, we will not post the usual dozens of issues and announcements. We are doing this to raise awareness for a very important cause.
Since December 1990, the LINGUIST List has been online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to serve our users, the global linguistics community. It is our mission to provide the highest quality service, sharing only relevant and accurate information. We do this all for free, and we will never charge our users.
Operating the LINGUIST List is very expensive. Our operating costs, not including funding for our graduate assistants, is over $20,000 per month — and rising. So far, we have only raised just over $20,000 in our annual Fund Drive — enough to ensure only one month of LINGUIST List.
30 000+ people follow us: only 1% of our users have donated. To that specially faithful 1%, we are truly grateful. Today, we are hoping that like them, you will understand how important it is to stand by our side — as we have helped you along your Linguistic path, too!
We are passionate to keep serving the Linguistics community around the world. But without your support, this “Day Without the LINGUIST List” could become permanent.
Please donate today! You will not only be supporting the LINGUIST List, but the future of the field of linguistics.
Your LINGUIST List team