LINGUIST List 31.1506

Mon May 04 2020

All: New Revamped Programs Database

Editor for this issue: Jeremy Coburn <>

Date: 04-May-2020
From: Jeremy Coburn <>
Subject: New Revamped Programs Database
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Dear LINGUIST List community,

With rapidly evolving recommendations about social distancing, numerous linguistic programs are forced to quickly adapt to the new situation. At this time we want to offer a revamped tool that will help departments quickly get information about their current updated programs to students, as well as assist students in finding the program that best fits their current needs.

To that end, we are excited to announce a new instantiation of our linguistics program database on the new LINGUIST List site, with more details about your linguistic program, a better search function and an easy way to update the information by departmental administration. The Programs area of the site can currently be found here:

The new version of the programs portal has an extended number of search options and login-protected access for the program directors or other designated persons, to be able to directly maintain their profiles.

Just a few examples of the information we hope to include are:

-Program name and location, including online programs
-Degrees offered (Bachelor’s, Master’s, PhD, etc.)
-Subfield strengths (e.g., phonology, language documentation, computational linguistics, etc.)
-Area strengths (e.g., African, Slavic, Romance linguistics, etc.)
-Faculty and their research focuses
-A prose description of the program, etc.

Students and budding linguists each year are looking to find linguistics programs that best correlate with their interests: faculty to be their mentors, geographical, language family and subdiscipline focuses, appropriate degrees offered, location, etc. They often find it difficult to find all the information they need in one place. LINGUIST List now offers this resource to students and the opportunity to linguistics programs to promote themselves in a way not possible before.

LINGUIST currently has 2178 linguistics and language-focused programs in its database. Like the rest of the information on the LINGUIST site, linguistics programs are classified by linguistic subfield and subject language. In the case of programs, such a classification means that the program has strengths in a particular subfield or language. Because we added new fields and many programs have undergone substantial changes, we do not yet have complete descriptive information on all the programs in our database for the new site. So, we urge you to check whether the information on your program is complete, and contact your department administration to update your departmental profile, as needed, and then continue to curate it, to ensure visibility of your department and attract best-fitting students. To find your program, go to:

Jeremy Coburn -
student moderator, the LINGUIST List

Linguistic Field(s): Not Applicable

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