Proposal: Linguistics

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    Some users must be doing this. It's how I found this proposal and I am indeed interested. Good job to those that are. – logicbird Apr 14 '11 at 5:18
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    @logicbird: I am doing this all the time. Perhaps not every single day, but certainly every single week. Just look at who's committed to Linguistics. Out of the top 30 people by rep, 22 have the English.SE icon next to their name. If anything, we need more promotion outside of English.SE. – ЯegDwight Apr 15 '11 at 8:04
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    @RegDwight Any ideas? I really, really want this site. I just can't think of many good ways to advertise it. From my experience, it's hard to get people into StackExchange with sites that already exist, let alone sites that will hopefully exist...Most people, when they think of a Q&A site, think of something like Yahoo! and dismiss it out of hand...Makes advertising outside of SE difficult. But where else in SE would it make sense to promote linguistics except on English, and maybe Writers? I'm sure it wouldn't be useless on other sites, but it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense...:/ – kitukwfyer Apr 16 '11 at 0:50

It's been mentioned in the English Meta and in questions closed as off-topic because they ask about general linguistics rather than English grammar and usage. I'll keep mentioning it wherever it's applicable -- sooner or later, word will reach enough people.

  • It seems strange to close off an outlet. – Mitch Harris Apr 11 '11 at 21:36

Just like with mathoverflow and math.stackexchange, some questions are appropriate for one but not the other but it is very easy to not realize it. I am totally in favor of some kind of cross-advertisement (and making crossposting easier).


There's a note in the Writers SE FAQ that redirects certain questions to the English SE. Would it be possible to put a similar note in the English FAQ for the linguistics proposal? Directing to another site and directing towards a site that will hopefully exist eventually aren't the same things, but it would help get the word out.


Yeah, a lot of English SE folks would probably be interested.. The reason I found my way there was because I was actually looking for a linguistics site! ;P

In addition to English SE, I think that the following groups may be interested:

  • Any of the specific language related sites or proposals
  • The general Languages proposal
  • Cognitive Science proposal
  • Natural Language Processing proposal

Additionally, a lot of people who are into computer science, or really anything that heavily relies on logic, seem to have a high potential to be interested in linguistics.

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