Imagine that you have been working on an awesome and completely presentation-worthy topic. You have been working hard on your research and refining your techniques, and now you want to share your findings with other linguists. So you go to LINGUIST List and you start to search in our convenient Calls and Conferences Index when you get a big red sign that says: "Sorry, due to lack of funding we can no longer support our Calls and Conferences Index." What do you do then? What do you do if you're a graduate student and don't have any networks within the linguistics community to find out about other conferences?
You see, the thing about LINGUIST List is that we do the work for you. We provide an easy-to-use web submission form for submitters to provide call and conference information. Then, we do the editing and formatting as well as any updating to the submission to keep it relevant to our users. If this resource went away, this one-stop Conference hot spot would mean a lot more steps for you to get the information you need.
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