Challenges

We’re Almost Halfway There!

Hello everyone–following yesterday’s Day Without Linguist List event, we have reached 48% of our Fund Drive Goal. We’re so grateful to those who are there to support us. Returning to the light of day, we’re pleased to update the challenges standings–check out where your subfield or university is now!

Subfields:
Syntax has more than $1000 lead, with a total of $3285. We’re grateful to the syntacticians of the world!
Sociolinguistics now comes in second, with a total of $2230, overcoming Comp Ling at last!
Computational Linguistics is now in third with $2075 in donations–can they regain their top spot?

Universities:
University of Washington is in first with $1665 from 27 donors.
Stanford University is in second with $1370 from 20 donors.
Indiana University (our host institution!) is in third with $1360 from 13 donors–and only $10 behind Stanford!
In the Universities Challenge, it’s also those below the top three who deserve recognition right now, as the bulk of the donations come from the dozens of institutions where only one or two donors have contributed only $10 or $20 each. There’s so many more universities and institutions on the contributor list today than there was when we started, and so many of them have a total donation amount that’s not high enough to put them in the top three, but it’s them who made the huge impact over the Day Without LL. Congratulations to you all, and thank you!

Regions:
North America is still in first with 205 donors.
Europe is at almost half of that with 102 donors.
Asia is in third with 19 donors.

Countries:
the USA comes in first with 186 donors.
Germany comes in second with 27 donors.
Canada comes in third with 19 donors–can they hold on to the spot?
And a new country is approaching the top 3 now–the UK has just surpassed Austria, with a total of 16 donors!
Additionally the following countries are represented by 1 donor: Trinidad and Tobago, Finland, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Iceland, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Chile, Macau, and New Zealand–our global supporters deserve more recognition, and we are so pleased to be part of the global linguistics community.

Check out the full challenges standings here!

Thanks again to all of our wonderful supporters–keeping up the LINGUIST List is very costly, and without your help, we wouldn’t be able to do it.
–The LL Team

Syntax is in the lead in the Subfield Challenge!

Hello there LINGUIST List subscribers! Today we have another update on the Fund Drive challenges. Check out the standings below to see where your university, subfield, or region is!

Subfields:
Syntax has shot to the lead, surpassing Computational Linguistics at last! Syntax now stands in first with $1905 in donations.
Computational Linguistics, longtime frontrunner, is now in second place with $1775. Can they take their position back from Syntax?
Sociolinguistics remains in third with $1300 in donations, putting it $180 ahead of Semantics.

Universities:
Things are pretty calm in the University challenge… for now. Stanford University remains in the lead with $1370 from 20 donors, but University of Washington, last year’s winner, is not far behind.
University of Washington is currently in second with $1285 from 15 donors… creeping up on Stanford. Will they be able to repeat last year’s win?
Arizona State University is in third with $500 from 1 donor.

Regions:
North America continues to improve its lead, with a total of 122 donors.
Europe has steadily approached, but not fast enough to catch up–yet–with a total of 49 European donors.
Asia comes third with 11 total donors.

Countries:
The standings in the country challenge look steady for now too, with the US in the lead with a total of 116 donors.
Germany comes in second with 15 donors.
Austria comes in third with 9 donors… but many other regions have been climbing the ranks, and soon one of them may take Canada’s spot–the UK is only 2 behind!

Thanks again for participating in our yearly fund drive, and for supporting us all these years–we are approaching 30% of our Fund Drive goal, thanks to all of you! Check out the full standings at funddrive.linguistlist.org.
–The LL Team

An Upset in the Subfield Challenge!

Hello again linguists and supporters! Check out our most recent challenge rankings to find out where your university or subfield stands!

In the Subfield Challenge:
Computation linguistics still remains in the lead for the time being, with $1465!
In second place, Syntax follows closely with $1065.
Sociolinguistics has outstretched Semantics, replacing it in third with $1030 (and coming dangerous close to replacing Syntax too!)
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In the University Challenge:
Stanford University leads–for the time being–with $1370 from a total of 20 donors!
University of Washington is even closer than before, with $1160 from 11 donors.
Arizona State University with $500 from only 1 donor!
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Region Challenge:
North American has increased its lead 78 donors, now outstretching Europe by more than double!
Europe comes in second with 35 donors–for now! Can Europe upset North America?
Asia is in third with 8 donors.
We’re so grateful for our donors from all over the world!
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Country Challenge:
The US remains in the lead with 74 donors!
Germany is in second with 11 donors.
Austria comes up third with 5 donors.
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We’re grateful for your support and participation. Three cheers to our donors, who’ve been behind us for nearly three decades.
–The LL Team

Fund Drive Challenges Update

Welcome to another week of the LINGUIST List Fund Drive Challenge!

In the Subfield Challenge:
Computation linguistics remains in the lead with $1390!
In second place, Syntax follows closely with $1050.
Semantics comes in third with $865.
The Subfield Challenge is neck-and-neck all down the ranking, by the way–Historical Linguistics can displace Applied Linguistics with only $52, and Phonetics is only $15 behind Psycholinguistics! Check out the complete list below.
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In the University Challenge:
Stanford University leads–for the time being–with $1350 from a total of 16 donors!
Washington University proudly encroaches with $1085 from 9 donors.
Arizona State University with $500 from only 1 donor!
This challenge is also close, with fourth and fifth place hotly contested–Temple University remains in fourth with $300, and fifth goes to University of California, Santa Barbara–but University of Oslo and The Ohio State University are tied and only $25 behind UC Santa Barbara! Take a look at the full ranking to see where your university stands.
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Region Challenge:
North American maintains a strong lead with 69 donors–but don’t get too comfortable with that lead!
Europe comes in second with 35 donors.
Asia is in third with 7 donors.
We’re so grateful for our donors from all over the world!
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Country Challenge:
The US remains in the lead–for now!–with 66 American donors.
Germany is in second with 11 donors.
Austria comes up third with 5 donors.
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As always, we are grateful to our supporters and followers for everything they have done to support us. Thanks for being there with us for the last 28 years!
–The LL Team

Here’s your update on Fund Drive Challenges!

Hello again Linguists and supporters!
The LINGUIST List Fund Drive challenges have picked up since Tuesday—here’s your update!

Subfield Challenge:
Computational Linguistics shot to the top with $1310 in donations!
Second place: Syntax with $910
Third place: Sociolinguistics with $710
Full subfields ranking

University Challenge:
University of Washington is leading with $1025!
Second place: Stanford University with $565
Third place: Arizona State University with $500
Full university ranking

Region Challenge:
North American takes over the lead with 54 donors!
Second place: Europe (28 donors)
Third place: Asia (6 donors)
Full region ranking

Country Challenge:
The US remains in the lead with 52 donors!
Second place: Germany (10 donors)
Third place: Austria (5 donors)
Full country ranking

Once again, a big thank you from us to all participants for your support! It means the world to us!