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LINGUIST How-to's

This page gives you information on how to subscribe to LINGUIST or LINGLITE.
If you're receiving LINGUIST yet your messages to the Listserv are rejected, check to see if your address has recently changed. Mail will often continue to reach you under your old address, but the Listserv will not recognize your new address on incoming messages.

If you would like to add your professional information to the Directory of Linguists, please click here.

If you wish to submit a URL for listing on the LINGUIST website, click here.

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HOW TO:
  1. Subscribe to LINGUIST/LINGLITE
  2. Temporarily stop receiving LINGUIST/LINGLITE
  3. Restart linguist after having set yourself to "nomail"
  4. Permanently remove yourself from the list
  5. Change your address for your subscription
  6. Find out why you are not getting LINGUIST
  7. Get the mailman to correct your name
  8. Read Past LINGUIST issues
  9. Get the mailman to cooperate when it hasn't so far
  10. How to set Topics on LINGUIST
  11. Get extra help with any of the above

1) SUBSCRIBE: LINGUIST is a free mailing list and comes in three versions:

(a) LINGUIST: This is the full-text version, called LINGUIST. Readers of LINGUIST receive each LINGUIST issue as it is posted and on any given day, you are very likely to receive several messages.

To subscribe to the regular version of LINGUIST, send a message to the mailman.

The subject and body of the message will be ignored.

You can also subscribe via the Web .

To complete your subscription, you must confirm the email . You could do this by either replying to the email or following the confirmation link in the email.

(b) LINGUIST Digest: The digest version allows you to receive all the postings sent each day in one single message. You can use this option if you have difficulties keeping up with all the messages that you receive from LINGUIST. This will be a rather large message; if you prefer to receive a condensed version of the digest, you could subscribe to LINGLITE.

To receive LINGUIST in the digest form, you must first subscribe to LINGUIST as explained above in (a). Then, send a message to Mailman .

The message should consist of the following command either in the body or subject line:

set digest plain

This mesage should be from the account with which you are subscribed to LINGUIST. If you are sending it from another account the mailman will not recognize you.

You can also subscribe via the Web .

To complete your subscription, you must confirm the email . You could do this by either replying to the email or following the confirmation link in the email.

(c) LINGLITE: This is the "lite" version of the LINGUIST subscription. Readers of LINGLITE receive only one LINGLITE issue a day. It lists the LINGUIST issues posted that day, giving:

the subject of each issue

the subject and author of each message

the URL where you can view the issue

LINGLITE is designed for people who typically read LINGUIST on the Web.

To subscribe to the lite version, LINGLITE, send a message to the Mailman .

The subject and body of the message will be ignored.

You can also subscribe via the Web .

To complete your subscription, you must confirm the email . You could do this by either replying to the email or following the confirmation link in the email.

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2) TEMPORARILY STOP RECEIVING LINGUIST: You might do this if, for example, you are going on vacation for a few weeks. When you return, simply go to (3) below. Send a message to the mailman . The message should consist of the following command either in the body or subject line:

set delivery off

If you are subscribed to the digest version of LINGUIST, send the following command to linguist-request@listserv.linguistlist.org:

set digest off

If you are receiving LINGLITE, send the following command to linglite-request@listserv.linguistlist.org:

set delivery off

You can also set nomail/nodigest via the Web.

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3) RESTART LINGUIST AFTER HAVING SET YOURSELF TO "NOMAIL" OR "NODIGEST":

For LINGUIST, send a message to the Mailman . The message should consist of the following command either in the body or subject line:

set delivery on

If you are receiving your subscription in the digest form, send the following line to restart:

set digest plain

If you are receiving LINGLITE, send the following line to linglite-request@listserv.linguistlist.org:

set delivery on

You can also set yourself back to receive mail via the Web.

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4) PERMANENTLY REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THE LIST: To unsubscribe from LINGUIST, send an email to Mailman You can leave the body and subject line blank. They will be ignored.

To unsubscribe from LINGLITE, send an email to Mailman You can leave the body and subject line blank. They will be ignored. You can also unsubscribe via the Web .

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5) CHANGE YOUR ADDRESS: You will have to unsubscribe yourself using the old account and subscribe with the new one.

If you no longer have access to your old account, subscribe using your new account as described above, and send an email to the subscription editors.

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6) FIND OUT WHY YOU AREN'T GETTING LINGUIST: You can check the status of your subscriptions at LINGUIST or LINGLITE

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7) GET THE MAILMAN TO CORRECT YOUR NAME: You can correct your name using the web interface for LINGUIST or LINGLITE.

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8) READ PAST LINGUIST ISSUES: To read the past issues of LINGUIST please visit the following page: Past Linguist Issues

To read the most recent 50 issues, click here.

You can also search for individual issues at our Search Facility for Issues.

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9) GET THE LISTSERV TO COOPERATE WHEN IT HASN'T SO FAR:

If you've been getting LINGUIST but haven't been able to set options, the mailman may have an address which differs from the one on your mail messages. Check to see if your address has changed since you subscribed. It may be the case that an old address is forwarding mail to your current address. If this has happened, you'll need to resubscribe as in (5) above. If you cannot login to your old account, send an email to the Subscription Editor for help.

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10) HOW TO SET TOPICS ON LINGUIST:

For LINGUIST subscription, you can set your options to receive only the topics you are interested in. This option is not for available for LINGLITE subscription.

Note that you must have the mail option enabled for a mailing list before you can use the "TOPICS" option since the "DIGests" options do not support topic selection and the NOMail option will stop all mail from LINGUIST being sent to you.

You may select one or more topics using the web interface for LINGUIST. Return to Index

11) GET EXTRA HELP WITH ANY OF THE ABOVE: Send a message to the the Subscription Editor.

Please look at the mailman manual for more information.