Welcome to the LINGUIST List Fund Drive 2018

The 80% Checkpoint

Fund Drive Donations at Work

Fun Fact: Books Edition

Featured Staff: Meet Jeremy Coburn

Linguistics and Pop Culture: Coco, A Quiet Place, and Language Representation in the Movies

How Many Linguists Are Connected Through the LINGUIST List?

We've Passed the Three-Quarter Mark!

LINGUIST List 독자님들께

Sociolinguistics in Space: Firefly

A Brief History of the LINGUIST List

Have you Heard of LINGUIST List's Geoling Service?

Meet Featured Staff, Everett Green!

Fun Fact: Multitree Edition


LINGUIST List Needs Your Help!


As an academic service run by linguistics students and faculty, LINGUIST List relies on your donations to financially support students and keep the operation working. Our readers' support goes directly to fund the students who edit the mailing list and website; without that support, we'd have nobody to send out the information you rely on.

Total: $31,762.86

Processed: $31,504.86

Pledges: $258.00

Goal: $40,000

Featured Linguist

Wannie Carstens


I grew up in Namibia (in the 1950’s and 1960’s) where I was exposed to a real multilingual world: German (as Namibia is a former German protectorate, end of 19th and beginning of 20th century), Afrikaans (due to the historical connection to South Africa where Afrikaans at that stage was the primary language), English, and many indigenous languages: Oshiwambo, Otjiherero, Nama, Damara, Kavango, San, etc. My father worked for the government and he travelled a lot. During school holidays I accompanied him and experienced these languages and their speakers in their actual settings. It opened a multicultural and multilingual world to me, a world in which I felt comfortable, the world of languages.

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Rising Star

Jennifer Hu

With the recent revolution in robotics and machine learning, linguistics is playing an increasingly important role as we develop and interact with systems of artificial intelligence. Just as we communicate with other humans through language, it is most natural for us to communicate with robots and other automated systems through speech, text, and sign. These new types of interactions will demand a robust understanding of linguistics, as language processing poses many unique challenges for machines.

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