A message to Ling alertees

Recently we have been informed that invited speakers of certain conferences have been targeted by fraudulent emails from “travel services” that asked them to pay (via an online link) for a hotel in the city that the conference is hosted in for the duration of the conference. The scammers took enough time to pick a plausible hotel close to the conference site as the accommodation they were supposed to pay for.

Invited speakers and other conference attendants (who might also receive these kind of emails once the program is made public), please be advised that these kind of things do happen and stay vigilant.

Ling Alert turns 10.

The first post of Ling Alert was created on Oct. 9, 2012, when I was in my second year of grad school and wanted to keep track of conferences to submit to.

Exactly 520 posts later, Ling Alert turns 10.

By WordPress’ count, 176,062 visitors have viewed the website 573,514 times over the past 10 years. Now it has 205 WordPress followers and 427 email followers. Hope you find it useful and thanks for your support!

Conferences affected by Covid-19

Many conferences and workshops have been affected by the Covid-19 situation. I have updated the information announced so far and will try to keep the info up to date as the situation develops.

I can only keep up with the updates for conferences already included on Lingalert, otherwise it would become too time consuming. Apologies in advance.

You can check the updated info of the affected conferences under the tag “Covid-19“. 

I’d appreciate it if organisers (of the conferences/workshops already included on Lingalert) get in touch with their latest updates at lingalert@gmail.com.

Stay safe and strong.

Call for Donation: LinguistList

Dear Ling alert readers,

Thanks very much for your support over the past 5 years. Hopefully this little website has been somewhat helpful to you. As I said on the about page, most of the information posted here comes from linguistlist.org, without which Ling alert wouldn’t exist. LinguistList is a great and unique service that benefits linguists as well as linguistics as a field. But I’m afraid it’s been taken for granted.

Can you imagine the linguistics community without LinguistList? It’s not a possible world that I want to live in. That’s why I have donated to their fund drive. If you also feel that LinguistList or Ling Alert have been helpful to you, I encourage you to do the same thing. Here is how: http://funddrive.linguistlist.org/donate/. Thanks!

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