Welcome to the LINGUIST List Fund Drive 2019

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Staff Letter: Becca Morris

The Importance of Tech in Language Revitalization

Fun Fact 2: Virtual Contact Cards

Featured Linguist: Jason Rothman

Staff Letter: Sarah Robinson

Fund Drive: Creating Resources for Under-Represented Languages: Hakha Chin

Fun Fact: Our Editors

Featured Linguist: Ghil‘ad Zuckermann

Fund Drive 2019

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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.

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Featured Linguist

Jason Rothman

I have always loved language. I wanted to be a linguist before I really knew what linguistics was. Like many, I originally thought that being a linguist meant a perpetual life of learning language after language. So dedicated was I to that romantic notion as a teenager that I forged parental consent at the age of 17 to get a tattoo on my inner right ankle. Supposedly it said “linguistics” in Mandarin characters. I have since found out that what is actually there is, well, close enough! It is a good thing that becoming a linguist has worked out, since tattoos are permanent. In many ways, I was utterly naïve about what a linguist studies. Of course, there are many types of linguists and many complimentary questions related to language worthy of scientific investigation. But, in hindsight, I was not really aware then of even the essential elements that transcend paradigms and, we would agree (I hope) make us linguists. I suppose the path that brought me in my youth to dedicate myself to linguistics is not terribly different from many: A deep fascination with language coupled with a nerdy desire to understand the dynamic, essential characteristic of this mundane property that defines us as humans, yet is mostly taken for granted.

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