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All: Wikipedia Update-Phonetics/Phonology; Upload Offer

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Message 1: Wikipedia Update-Phonetics/Phonology; Upload Offer
Date: 13-Nov-2007
From: Roxana Newman <roxanalinguistlist.org>
Subject: Wikipedia Update-Phonetics/Phonology; Upload Offer
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Dear Subscribers and Readers,

This is our fifth appeal to all of you: please continue helping us update the linguistics articles in Wikipedia, "the encyclopedia that anyone can edit!" It was your collective enthusiasm last spring that launched us on the path to soliciting your help in improving existing linguistics articles in Wikipedia. Such efforts contribute substantively to our field, and help make it as coherent as possible to non-specialists. In past appeals to you, we identified a few "linguistic stub" articles by subfield, urging you to help complete them, add a few good references, or do some fine-tune editing. It has been suggested that some articles could even be merged with other related articles.

Since our last appeal, we have heard from a few of our readers and we would like to thank them very much for their responses:

--Michael Newman of Queens College, New York, has updated the article on New York dialects of English; -- Lukasz Mokrzycki of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, volunteered to update phonetics and phonology stubs in English Wikipedia; --Milos Rancic, founder of the Serbian language Wikipedia, is organizing a group of students to work on sociolinguistics articles in that language version of Wikipedia.

Today, we want to appeal more broadly to our readers by specifically listing some 30 phonetics and phonology stub articles, appended below, that really need attention. We hope that you or your students might wish to edit some of these - as a class project? - and help reduce the backlog of articles identified as "stubs."

In future appeals, we will also be targeting morphology, syntax, semantics, historical linguistics, and pragmatics. You are all welcome to track the overall progress of our collective efforts at:

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

Today, we also call your attention to our standing offer: if you don't wish to edit directly in Wikipedia yourself, then just send your suggestions, edits, or articles to us here at LINGUIST, and we will upload them for you!

As always, the LINGUIST List is grateful for your participation in this effort, and look forward to hearing from you. Please contact the Wikipedia Update team at: roxanalinguistlist.org Thank you.

PHONETICS & PHONOLOGY STUBS Absolute neutralisation (incomplete): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_neutralisation Allophonic rule (incomplete, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allophonic_rule Antepenult/Penult (incomplete): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antepenult http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penult Autosegmental phonology (incomplete, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autosegmental_phonology Centralization (in phonetics) (references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralization_%28phonetics%29 Chain shift (incomplete, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chain_shift Compensatory lengthening (references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compensatory_lengthening Dependent vowel (missing) Electropalatograph (incomplete, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electropalatograph Extrametricality (incomplete, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extrametricality Floating tone (incomplete, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating_tone Government phonology (insufficient context, poor style, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government_phonology Inherent vowel (incomplete, references, examples missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inherent_vowel Intonational phrase (article missing) Mora-timed language (incomplete): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mora-timed_language Murmur (speech) (incomplete, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murmur_%28speech%29 Open syllable lengthening (incomplete?orphan article; references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-syllable_lengthening Phonemic transcription (article missing) Phonological hierarchy (incomplete, references missing) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonological_hierarchy Rhotacization (incomplete, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhotacization Sonority hierarchy (incomplete, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonority_hierarchy Stressed-/Syllable-timed language (incomplete, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stress-timed_language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syllable-timed_language Syllable onset /syllable coda (incomplete, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syllable_onset http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syllable_coda Tone contour (incomplete, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tone_contour Underlying representation (incomplete, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underlying_representation Underspecification (incomplete, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Underspecification Vowel reduction (incomplete, references missing) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vowel_reduction http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vowel_reduction_%28phonology%29 Vowel triangle (incomplete, references missing): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vowel_triangle

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics Phonetics Phonology