Linguist List day in the life: Jeremy

With the clothes dryer rumbling behind me, and my two children playing boisterously in the other room, I sit in my impromptu at-home “office” to sift through the day’s workload. Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have worked remotely out of my home–some 15,000 miles from the LL office–but the LINGUIST List and its happenings continue to roll forward. That’s the beauty of the online format: we bring linguistics content to you wherever in this world you may be.

My primary responsibility at LINGUIST is as the editor for reviews. Every year, LINGUIST List publishes hundreds of linguistically-relevant book announcements from the world’s top publishers. After books are announced, they become available for review by qualified reviewers, who are paired with books based on their qualifications. My job is to work with our head reviews editor, Helen Aristar-Dry, to coordinate the assignment, editing, and publication of book reviews on our site. I communicate with reviewers and publishers, process review submissions, and publish the reviews onto our searchable database. LINGUIST List reviews are often the very first reviews available on new publications.

It is my pleasure to associate with wonderful co-workers at LINGUIST, as well as the large number of reviewers who dedicate their time to carefully reviewing books. This community is unlike any other in the world…in any academic discipline!

Thank you to all who contribute to the LINGUIST List community in any way. Without you, we would be unable to continue on. If you would like to support what we do, please consider donating to our fund drive. Any amount of money helps! You can donate at https://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/.

With much appreciation,

Jeremy Coburn
Editor, Publications: Reviews

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