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WikiProject Linguistics / Etymology / Phonetics / Theoretical Linguistics / Applied Linguistics / Systemic Functional Linguistics  (Rated C-class, High-importance)
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The {{WikiProject Linguistics}} project banner template should be added (not substituted) to the talk page of every article within the scope of WikiProject Linguistics. While the template does not require any additional parameters, it has a number of optional ones that add various extra features to the banner.

For quickly adding this banner to talk pages, use the basic syntax:

{{WikiProject Linguistics|class=class|importance=importance}}

If you want the full range of options, the syntax is as follows:

{{WikiProject Linguistics
|importance= <!-- Top, High, Mid, Low, NA -->
|class= <!-- FA, A, GA, B, C, Start, Stub, FL, List, Category, Disambig, File, Portal, Project, Template, NA -->
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To avoid needlessly cluttering up talk pages, it is usually appropriate to remove any unused parameters from the template.

General parameters

  • small – set |small=yes to display a small version of the template aligned along the right side of the page (as opposed to at the top). This parameter does not work as expected if the banner template is enclosed in {{WikiProjectBannerShell}} or {{WikiProjectBanners}}.
  • category – set |category=no if, and only if, a banner is being used for demonstration or testing purposes, to prevent unnecessary or undesirable categorization. Otherwise, omit this parameter.
  • class – see the project's quality scale for details.
  • importance – valid values are: top, high, mid, low, na (case-insensitive). See the project's importance scale for details.
  • auto – This parameter is for the use of bots and indicates that the article has been automatically rated:
    • |auto=length – based on the length of the article
    • |auto=inherit – because one or more other projects use this class
    • |auto=yes (or |auto=stub), in conjunction with |class=stub – as Stub-Class because it uses a stub template
  • listas – This parameter, which is the equivalent of the DEFAULTSORT sortkey that should be placed on all biographical articles, is a sortkey for the article talk page (e.g. for Noah Webster, use |listas=Webster, Noah so that the talk page will show up in the W's and not the N's of the various assessment and administrative categories; similarly, for topics with titles beginning with an article such as "the" or "a" - e.g. for The Language Instinct, use |listas=Language Instinct, The so that the talk page will show up in the L's). This is important because it is one source used by those who set DEFAULTSORT on the article; consider also setting the DEFAULTSORT for the article when setting this parameter. For more information about this, please see Wikipedia:Categorization of people#Ordering names in a category.
    It is not required if another WikiProject template on the same page has its own |listas= set, since it not only affects categories used by the banner in which it is set, but it also affects the sortkey of all other banners and templates.
  • maindykdate – set |maindykdate=yes if the date the article appeared in "Did You Know?" on the Main Page, if applicable.
  • needs-image – set |needs-image=yes if the article would benefit from having more images.
  • attention – set |attention=yes if the article needs immediate attention from experienced editors. Use only if another parameter does not cover the need for attention.

Task-force-specific parameters

Editing this template

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