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Welcome to WikiProject Linguistics. We are a group of editors collaborating to improve linguistics articles on Wikipedia. We cover a broad range of subjects within the general field of linguistics, including theoretical linguistics, applied linguistics, etymology, and phonetics. You will find a number of resources on this page to help you with improving Wikipedia's coverage of linguistics; take your time and have a look around. If you have any questions, please ask them on the discussion page, and we will be happy to help you.

Getting started[edit]

There are a number of things you can do right now to help:

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Requests for expansion[edit]

  • verbal case – got an outline, but need examples of verbal morphology claimed to be 'case'
  • Auditory phonetics – The article is all of one sentence and really ought to be expanded. Feel free to come help. Wugapodes (talk) 03:41, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Case government - it is stub, without resources and has mistakes Cnevis (talk) 21:56, 22 February 2017 (UTC)
  • Anaphoric clitic — Article is a stub, and expansion of content and references is needed. Visvajit (talk) 01:18, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Phonetics - Currently only articulatory phonetics is treated, a section on perception/acoustics is needed, at least a short summary.--Megaman en m (talk) 15:43, 31 May 2019 (UTC)
  • List of glossing abbreviations - In classroom practice, this page has become a main reference to resolve glossing abbreviations in interlinear glossed text. In Wikipedia, this *should* be the basis for glossing with the templates {{interlinear}} and {{Gcl}} and provide input to Module:Interlinear/data. Originally, this was compiled and extended in an opportunistic fashion. Not all glosses listed there have adequate literature references, yet. For some, no "conventional gloss" (for use within Wikipedia) has been suggested so far, for other glosses, there is need to confirm/review the "conventional gloss". More variants are needed and a discussion of systematic principles of forming abbreviations (e.g., -E or -ESS for essives). Chiarcos (talk) 13:18, 16 August 2020 (UTC)

Requests for attention[edit]

  • November 2013 – Linguist expert needed with focus on orthography and spelling:
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  • Embodied bilingual language is a genuine WP:Orphan that is in Queue 2 at WP:DYK. It needs some links to it. 7&6=thirteen () 20:43, 31 May 2015 (UTC)
  • Opposite (semantics) was tagged in April 2008, though no reason was specified. Content has developed quite a lot since that time, but the article remains somewhat inconsistent in its treatment of meaning, entailment, etc. Also, there is a list of sources but few footnotes or parenthetical references. Cnilep (talk) 02:58, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

Requests for review[edit]

  • Traditional grammar has been completely rewritten. The article is focused on pedagogical grammar traditions, with a history of the tradition, and allusion to a couple of the critiques that linguists tend to make of such systems. Currently rated start class, mid importance, but review is warranted.
  • Conceptual definition This article seems to confuse theories, conceptual definitions, and the colloquial idea that a "theoretical" idea is not based in facts. I am not a linguist and I do not know if a "theoretical definition" is a term in linguistics, but as a scientist a single article on "conceptual definitions" seems more useful.
  • Macro-Tungusic discusses a proposed language family including Korean, Japanese, Manchurian, and Tungusic languages, but it is unclear from the citations provided whether this is a controversial or uncontroversial theory. signed, Rosguill talk 23:16, 11 October 2018 (UTC)
  • I have re-written Arc Pair Grammar, but I'm a student editor through WikiEdu, and I'd like someone with background in the subject and more experience on Wikipedia to check it over JeanLackE (talk) 18:08, 27 January 2019 (UTC)
  • Linguistic Linked Open Data currently very much written from a technical perspective (because this is in the intersection with computer science), but requires a thorough look from the eyes of a linguist to improve readability Chiarcos (talk) 13:26, 16 August 2020 (UTC)
  • OntoLex also written from a technical perspective (because this is in the intersection with computer science), but requires a thorough look from the eyes of a linguist to improve readability Chiarcos (talk) 13:26, 16 August 2020 (UTC)



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Active participants[edit]

Participants are listed as active if they have edited Wikipedia in the last six months. Last updated 06:47, 11 September 2018 (UTC).

  1. Redtree21 (talk · contribs) Native English speaker with abilities in French and German, interested in Indo-European etymology.
  2. Visioncurve (talk · contribs)
  3. Shayakraut (talk · contribs)
  4. InformationvsInjustice (talk · contribs) JD, Temple University
  5. Rashad_Ullah (talk · contribs) Ph.D. in Linguistics, Yale University (expected December 2017)
  6. LingLass (talk · contribs)
  7. BeKowz (talk · contribs) I will be active unless I'm in this shit
  8. Nohat (talk · contribs)
  9. Francis Tyers (talk · contribs)
  10. Newroderick895 (talk · contribs) native Swedish speaker: interested in languages, primarily Indo-European and language isolate(s) especially ancient languages. Most interesting is Germanic languages. :)
  11. Geoking66 (talk · contribs)
  12. Johndburger (talk · contribs)
  13. JWB (talk · contribs)
  14. Ihcoyc (talk · contribs)
  15. Bignole (talk · contribs)
  16. Rjanag (talk · contribs)
  17. Mahagaja (talk · contribs) (formerly Angr)
  18. Cnilep (talk · contribs)
  19. Mendaliv (talk · contribs)
  20. Anypodetos (talk · contribs)
  21. GPHemsley (talk · contribs): native AmE speaker (with intermediate Spanish skills) interested in syntax, comparative and historical linguistics, constructed languages, IPA, and copyediting—just about anything that has orderly rules or standards that can be adhered to.
  22. Elizium23 (talk · contribs): Sanskrit lover. Competent in Spanish.
  23. Ffbond (talk · contribs): Computational Linguist.
  24. MacedonianBoy (talk · contribs)
  25. Swfarnsworth (talk · contribs)
  26. Mr. Stradivarius (talk · contribs)
  27. Irtapil (talk · contribs) My formal training and experience is in Evolutionary biology; i'm an enthusiastic novice at linguistics. I'm interested in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi, English, Tok Pisson, and related languages. I'm "learning" about 4 languages, but i'm still only fluent in English so far. I seem to be far more interested in learning about languages than learning how to use them.
  28. Henrymrx (talk · contribs)
  29. Codrinb (talk · contribs): Native Romanian speaker; interested in ancient Dacian and Thracian languages.
  30. Garfieldnate (talk · contribs)
  31. SMcCandlish (talk · contribs): English language and its usage and development, Eurasian languages, mostly Indo-European (especially Romance, Germanic & Celtic); Proto-Indo-European; Tolkien's fictional Elvish; language-related template work. BA in anthropology & linguistics. Native English speaker (mostly American, but learned to read and write in England); intermediate Spanish (Latin American).
  32. LWG (talk · contribs)
  33. Johanna-Hypatia (talk · contribs)
  34. Fluous (talk · contribs) Interested in plain language
  35. mattghg (talk · contribs)
  36. Sasuke Sarutobi (talk · contribs): native BrE, fairly good German speaker, also currently working on French, Italian, and Polish, among other occasional languages. Primarily focussed on copyediting, reviewing, and standardising.
  37. 0x0077BE (talk · contribs)
  38. Joeystanley (talk · contribs): Working on Causatives and other valency-related topics, Guarani, areas related to sociolinguistics, and whatever other smaller languages I happen to read about. Linguistics grad student.
  39. Nicolas Perrault III (talk · contribs): I use phylogenetic methods to study relatedness of languages, and am interested in Middle Egyptian.
  40. Snow Rise (talk · contribs): I have some roots in comparative and historical linguistics and phonology, but am generally more interested in language as it relates to cognition, as well as general syntax, semantics and translation studies.
  41. Mcmisher (talk · contribs) Native American English speaker, who speaks some German and French; Interests include constructing languages and theoretical linguistics. I am a High School graduate of 2014.
  42. Phinumu (talk · contribs) American; linguistic interests include phonology, sound change, and orthography.
  43. AudiblySilenced (talk · contribs): Native AmE speaker, with some Spanish, Latin, Hebrew, Basque, and Esperanto. BA in Linguistics. Interests include phonology, morphology, canonical typology, semantics, constructed languages, and pretty much anything else that isn't syntax.
  44. Tropylium (talk · contribs): Finnish, linguistics student. Interests include historical linguistics, phonology, etymology, typology, Finno-Ugristics.
  45. Pintoch (talk · contribs)
  46. Boson (talk · contribs)
  47. AlbertBickford (talk · contribs): professional linguist, current focus on sign languages (especially language identification), past focus on Mexican indigenous languages
  48. Wugapodes (talk · contribs) Study Linguistics with a focus on sociolinguistics, phonetics, and signed languages
  49. Kayau (talk · contribs)
  50. Speech 33 (talk · contribs)
  51. Thrilway (talk · contribs)
  52. Loztron (talk · contribs) Australian linguist interested in language documentation and description and general linguistics
  53. Sunomi64 (talk · contribs) I find languages and writing systems very interesting and I'm always willing to help out
  54. Monochrome Monitor (talk · contribs) student, interested in philology
  55. Lisapollison (talk · contribs) - Iroquoian languages, BLPs of significant Linguists - would especially like to see expansion of the articles on Wallace Chafe, Marianne Mithun and Lyle Campbell, with whom I studied. Other Biographies of greats in the field also could use expansion such as Floyd Lounsbury.
  56. Baloug (talk · contribs) I like linguistics and language stuff, so I try and improve articles about them whenever I can. I'm not a professional linguist, just a guy who reads books and a lot of Wikipedia... Also, I'm French, I speak fluent English and I know some Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Esperanto and some basic Irish.
  57. N_Oneemuss (talk · contribs) Just someone interested in linguistics who uses Wikipedia a lot, and likes to give back to the community whenever possible.
  58. raccoonny (talk · contribs) BAHons in Linguistics, Spanish, Polish @ University of Toronto. Native Canadian English, intermediate-to-advanced Spanish and Polish. Some Canadian French, Dutch, and Portuguese. Kartvelian, Iroquoian, and Germanic languages. Phonology, historical linguistics, variationalist sociolinguistics.
  59. caitqlin (talk · contribs) MA in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
  60. gdog1102 (talk · contribs) English speaker and Dutch learner. I plan on studying linguistics in college. I love historical and theoretical linguistics and am an avid conlanger. My dream is to get into MIT. I would be honored to be a part of this project and I love to know that my contributions, no matter how small, are going towards a better wikipedia.
  61. Catrìona (talk · contribs)
  62. Anggarrgoon (talk · contribs) Professor of Linguistics with a focus on Australian languages and historical linguistics
  63. Filelakeshoe (talk · contribs)
  64. Lŋgwstks (talk · contribs)
  65. Ashyanya (talk · contribs) An Australian linguist interested in cross-cultural communication, pragmatics, English language education and semantics.
  66. Beneficii (talk · contribs) Amateur linguist interested in the distinctive features of the English language
  67. visvajit (talk · contribs) Student linguist, language enthusiast, and aspiring polyglot.
  68. Mercedeseileenvillanueva (talk · contribs) HonBA in Linguistics at University of Toronto (expected June 2019), avid language learner, aspiring PhD candidate.
  69. thnidu (talk · contribs) Native AmE. Ph.D. in linguistics ( Berkeley, 1981). Dissertation on American Sign Language. Lifelong language geek and compulsive reader. Hypertrophied vocabulary. Fluent Esperanto; half-decent reading Spanish, French, German; varying skills in Russian, Old and Middle English, and bits and pieces of many others. Was senior linguist at Dragon Systems, then a research administrator in the Linguistic Data Consortium at Penn. Retired since 2013.
  70. Sanmame (talk · contribs) PhD, lecturer in theoretical linguistics, computational linguist
  71. Melifluo (talk · contribs) Student linguist, SLA, particularly phonological development in L2 learners. Speaker of Spanish and English.
  72. Mdwicker (talk · contribs) Student linguist
  73. Plandu (talk · contribs)
  74. Theeternalexpat (talk · contribs) Translator, writer, and polyglot. Interested in etymology, mutual intelligibility, and historical linguistics.
  75. ThePlanetarian (talk · contribs)
  76. Cavallero (talk · contribs)
  77. Umofomia (talk · contribs)
  78. Nafsadh (talk · contribs)
  79. MacySinrich (talk · contribs)
  80. Eliyili00 (talk · contribs) Prospective linguistics major
  81. D Ginsberg (talk · contribs) Teaching a Spring 2019 Wiki Ed course in linguistic anthropology at American University
  82. JeanLackE (talk · contribs) Current student of linguistics at Grinnell College. Interests: syntax, syntax-semantic interface, philosophy of language.
  83. Vaselineeeeeeee (talk · contribs) Interested in IPAs for Italian.
  84. IvanScrooge98 (talk · contribs) especially interested in phonology and phonetics; currently a language student.
  85. Tashi (talk · contribs) Polish and English phonetics.
  86. LingNerd007 (talk · contribs) Linguistics student, primarily interested in historical ling. and typology.
  87. William2001 (talk · contribs)
  88. Noahfgodard (talk · contribs) Amateur linguist primarily interested in historical & comparitive linguistics. Native American English speaker, learning German and Spanish (and a little Welsh and Korean).
  89. slow_djinn (talk · contribs)
  90. Blancheblanchette (talk · contribs) Linguistics student @University of Pavia majoring in sociolinguistics and sociophonetics
  91. Tenryuu (talk · contribs) Interested in becoming more immersed in IPA.
  92. Zhen Zhen (talk · contribs)
  93. Botterweg14 (talk · contribs) discourse, dialogue, logic, formal semantics; additional interests in computational linguistics, philosophy of language, Jewish languages, Indo-European prehistory/archaeology, among other topics
  94. Emflazie (talk · contribs) BA in linguistics, with research in acoustics, phonetics and phonology. Also interested in information organization re:language data.
  95. Soumya-8974 (talk · contribs) – because of the increasing linguistic interest
  96. Chiarcos (talk · contribs) - computational linguistics, discourse, semantics, morphology, annotation
  97. Kdtbhl (talk · contribs) - morphology, syntax, phonology, Finnish, Yup'ik
  98. Misterlipman (talk · contribs)
  99. Ajroyer (talk · contribs) Phd Candidate @ UCLA - intonationist, phonetician, & psycholinguist

Inactive participants[edit]

Participants are listed as inactive if they have not edited Wikipedia in six months or more. Last updated 06:47, 11 September 2018 (UTC).

  1. Djkernen (talk · contribs)
  2. Miguelmrm (talk · contribs)
  3. Qanada Ever (talk · contribs)
  4. Linguistlist (talk · contribs)
  5. MakemPete (talk · contribs)
  6. Miguelmrm (talk · contribs)
  7. Tariqashraf (talk · contribs)
  8. Sacundim (talk · contribs)
  9. Alfoor (talk · contribs)
  10. Mitchoyoshitaka (talk · contribs)
  11. DionysiusThrax (talk · contribs)
  12. Msanford (talk · contribs)
  13. Castorquinn (talk · contribs)
  14. Yeshuahasochek (talk · contribs)
  15. John Quincy Adding Machine (talk · contribs)
  16. AkselGerner (talk · contribs)
  17. Sabrebattletank (talk · contribs)
  18. MrDebaker (talk · contribs)
  19. Merpin (talk · contribs)
  20. Rayizmi (talk · contribs)
  21. Tum Dushul (talk · contribs)
  22. Lady Linguist (talk · contribs)
  23. Irbisgreif (talk · contribs)
  24. 95jb14 (talk · contribs)
  25. MuffledThud (talk · contribs)
  26. Æk (talk · contribs)
  27. Finn Diesel (talk · contribs)
  28. Erebedhel (talk · contribs)
  29. Mutant Raccoon (talk · contribs)
  30. Jooyoonchung (talk · contribs)
  31. Myqlarson (talk · contribs)
  32. Karlpopper91 (talk · contribs)
  33. Mordeaux (talk · contribs)
  34. Jangari (talk · contribs)
  35. Indeterminate (talk · contribs)
  36. Welshleprechaun (talk · contribs)
  37. Caledones (talk · contribs)
  38. Mikekat93 (talk · contribs)
  39. Watasenia (talk · contribs): linguist working both in theoretical linguistics (especially formal semantics and typology) and language documentation.
  40. Dmhowcroft (talk · contribs)
  41. Violarulez (talk · contribs)
  42. JohnDavidWard (talk · contribs)
  43. Dylthaavatar (talk · contribs)
  44. Cueva:anana (talk · contribs)
  45. Kechambers (talk · contribs)
  46. Pgfeller (talk · contribs)
  47. Klarakauz (talk · contribs)
  48. iank125 (talk · contribs): Interested in syntax, morphology, creole languages, and Chinese linguistics
  49. Allanthelinguist (talk · contribs)
  50. Ahls23 (talk · contribs): native Polish speaker, good knowledge of IPA, pretty good English, can add vowel charts
  51. Mitchoyoshitaka (talk · contribs)
  52. Mordeaux (talk · contribs)
  53. WOWIndian (talk · contribs)
  54. Linguisteacs (talk · contribs) M.Phil in General Linguistics, University of Oxford (expected July 2017)
  55. CQ (talk · contribs)
  56. Bonnie Parker (talk · contribs)
  57. Thewildhunt (talk · contribs)
  58. Piotr_Gasiorowski (talk · contribs): native Polish speaker, primarily a phonologist and historical linguists; a Wikipedia veteran willing to return to active service
  59. Carriearchdale (talk · contribs) :native in English, but I also do translations to BrE. I am currently fluent in French, Spanish, and Japanese. I am also of " profissional de Português." tlhIngan Hol jatlh lo'wI'vam. = This user speaks Klingon.
  60. SynConlanger (talk · contribs): native speaker of Italian, advanced user of English; postdoctoral researcher in phonetics and phonology; interested in phonetics and phonology, graphemics, typology, diachrony, descriptive linguistics.
  61. Tezero (talk · contribs) Native in American English; intermediate-advanced in Japanese; lesser amounts of a few others like Czech, German, MSA, Classical Nahuatl, and Zulu. Hobbyist linguist; interested mainly in morphology.
  62. Hugh Paterson III (talk · contribs) I study linguists.
  63. Peter238 (talk · contribs)
  64. Ciscilly (talk · contribs) (formerly Aries91)
  65. banana07480 (talk · contribs) I study linguistics and doing research on cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, and such.
  66. Mechanic1c (talk · contribs) Always looking to learn more and contribute. Especially interested in phonetics.
  67. 永永世世 (talk · contribs)
  68. Commissaress (talk · contribs) - Layperson (and aspiring linguist); interested in Slavistics and all sorts of applied linguistics, particularly cognitive linguistics.
  69. SirCattus (talk · contribs) A lover of linguistics with a focus on cognitive linguistics. Interested in pragmatics, sociolinguistics, construction grammar, and particular linguistic features in general. ;) Avid conlanger.
  70. labelpuppet (talk · contribs) amateur and lover of Linguistics...learning....
  71. TSP2000 (talk · contribs) Researcher in Indo-European and Asian languages.
  72. Sotaque (talk · contribs)
  73. Zxu0823 (talk · contribs)
  74. Anarhistička Maca (talk · contribs)
  75. StefanieKasi (talk · contribs)

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