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The LINGUIST List, a U.S. Library of Congress registered journal (ISSN: 1068 - 4875), is devoted to the principle of free access to information for all its readers. Concommitant with that ideal, every issue that LINGUIST posts for distribution to subscribers is retained in a permanent online archive. In addition, The LINGUIST List provides hosting and archival services to over 100 other linguistics-related mailing lists.
All postings are subject to editor approval. Nothing is mailed to the subscriber list - or appears on the website - until an editor has reviewed and approved the submission. This process should not take longer than 48 business hours, and it usually happens within 24 hours. We occasionally do light editing of messages to bring them into conformity with our policies. Since returning a message to the sender for editing retards the ongoing discussion we do this only if more substantial editing is needed.
We do not post messages which are political in nature, or include calls to action of any kind. LINGUIST has subscribers from over 100 different countries, who are drawn together solely by their interest in linguistics. We try to respect that orientation by avoiding discussion of national or international politics, since such discussion not only detracts from the primary purpose of the list but also tends to be of interest only to subscribers within the affected countries.
We discourage discussion so heated that it may be construed as personal, as we feel that a professional tone is conducive to academic inquiry--as well as to the comfort of the greatest number of subscribers. For similar reasons, we do not post complaints against, or disparagement of, named individuals and institutions. Since it is impossible for us to check the validity of negative allegations, we prefer not to be responsible for broadcasting these to the linguistic community.
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