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LINGUIST List 18.2102

Wed Jul 11 2007

All: New on LINGUIST List: Events Calendar; Wikipedia Project Update

Editor for this issue: Ann Sawyer <sawyerlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Ann Sawyer, New Website Feature: The LINGUIST List Events Calendar
        2.    Hannah Morales, Success and Further Nominations: Wikipedia Update Project


Message 1: New Website Feature: The LINGUIST List Events Calendar
Date: 10-Jul-2007
From: Ann Sawyer <sawyerlinguistlist.org>
Subject: New Website Feature: The LINGUIST List Events Calendar


Dear LINGUIST List Readers,

For the added convenience of our website users, we are pleased to present the
new LINGUIST List Events Calendar. To get there quickly, bookmark this URL:

http://linguistlist.org/callconf/eventcalendar.cfm

The Events Calendar displays events in a month-to-month, expandable format.
Using the Events Calendar, you can:

*) find information on upcoming conferences,
*) see concurrent events associated with conferences,
*) view conference programs and calls for papers,
*) submit a new conference announcement, or other information about an event
previously announced on The LINGUIST List.

The Events Calendar is also accessible via the main Calls & Conferences link at
the top of our homepage, found at http://linguistlist.org/ .

The origin and design of this handy new feature were based on comments from
users of The LINGUIST List website. To help us make it as useful as possible to
the widest audience possible, your feedback on the new Events Calendar in these
early days of its life will be most welcome.


The LINGUIST List Crew


Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable
Message 2: Success and Further Nominations: Wikipedia Update Project
Date: 09-Jul-2007
From: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Success and Further Nominations: Wikipedia Update Project


Dear Subscribers,

Three weeks ago, LINGUIST called for volunteers to help improve the quality of
linguistics articles in Wikipedia. We asked you to help by contributing new
articles, editing existing ones, or making suggestions for adding new entries.
We suggested beginning with the Wikipedia entry for "List of Linguists," and the
subscriber response was strong: we received requests for over 20 linguist
biographies to be added, and thus far 5 of these have been linked to the page.
The remaining names are awaiting articles to be written about them. For the
full list of additions and suggestions, visit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Linguistlist#Requests_for_Attention

Please bear in mind that anyone can write or edit an article in Wikipedia. If
you would like to add a name or write a biographical article on anyone named in
the list, simply click "edit this page" at the top of the Wikipedia screen. To
create a new page, search for the name or title that you would like and select
the option to "create this page." You are free to make additions and changes!
However, Wikipedia does ask that you adhere to their policies found here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Five_pillars

Please share the changes you've made, or make suggestions for other articles to
write by emailing LINGUIST List editor Hannah Morales at hannahlinguistlist.org.

We would also like to let you know that LINGUIST received the following two
specific requests:

*Write an article on "Dialect Map"
*Revise an existing article on "Spelling Reform"

If anyone is interested in working on these two articles, please email Hannah
Morales at the address above to let her know you are working on these pages.

With the above activities, we have made a good start on the Wikipedia Update
project. We look forward to hearing more from you, our readers, for further
suggestions and contributions.

Sincerely,
Hannah Morales
Editor, Wikipedia Update Project


Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable


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