The Sociolinguistics Matching Challenge is On Fire!
Editor for this issue: Anna Belew
Date: 13-Mar-2012 From: LINGUIST List <linguistlinguistlist.org> Subject: Sociolinguistics Becoming the High-Prestige Variant E-mail this message to a friend
Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,
We must say we're blown away by sociolinguists' response to Roger Shuy's challenge (http://linguistlist.org/issues/23/23-1236.html). Since posting the issue less than 24 hours ago, sociolinguistics' supporters have donated over $1300! This is, honestly, incredible. Sociolinguistics is now only $433 behind syntax in the Battle of the Fields, and there are still 26 hours left in the challenge-- can sociolinguistics overtake syntax today? Based on yesterday's showing, we have a sneaking suspicion that the answer is yes.
Sociolinguists, you're almost there-- keep those donations coming to pull off this incredible coup!
Conversely, syntacticians, you may want to mount a counter-challenge if you intend to keep your throne...
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