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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]

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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)

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.



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Active participants[edit]

Participants are listed as active if they have edited Wikipedia in the last six months. Last updated January 8, 2017.

  1. Linguisteacs (talk · contribs) M.Phil in General Linguistics, University of Oxford (expected July 2017)
  2. LingLass (talk · contribs)
  3. BeKowz (talk · contribs) I will be active unless I'm in this shit
  4. Nohat (talk · contribs)
  5. Francis Tyers (talk · contribs)
  6. CQ (talk · contribs)
  7. Geoking66 (talk · contribs)
  8. Johndburger (talk · contribs)
  9. JWB (talk · contribs)
  10. Ihcoyc (talk · contribs)
  11. Bignole (talk · contribs)
  12. Rjanag (talk · contribs)
  13. Angr (talk · contribs)
  14. Cnilep (talk · contribs)
  15. Mendaliv (talk · contribs)
  16. Anypodetos (talk · contribs)
  17. 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.
  18. Elizium23 (talk · contribs): Sanskrit lover. Competent in Spanish.
  19. Ffbond (talk · contribs): Computational Linguist.
  20. MacedonianBoy (talk · contribs)
  21. Swfarnsworth (talk · contribs)
  22. Mr. Stradivarius (talk · contribs)
  23. Henrymrx (talk · contribs)
  24. Codrinb (talk · contribs): Native Romanian speaker; interested in ancient Dacian and Thracian languages.
  25. Garfieldnate (talk · contribs)
  26. * SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼ 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).
  27. Bonnie Parker (talk · contribs)
  28. LWG (talk · contribs)
  29. Johanna-Hypatia (talk · contribs)
  30. Fluous (talk · contribs) Interested in plain language
  31. mattghg (talk · contribs)
  32. 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.
  33. 0x0077BE (talk · contribs)
  34. Thewildhunt (talk · contribs)
  35. Piotr_Gasiorowski (talk · contribs): native Polish speaker, primarily a phonologist and historical linguists; a Wikipedia veteran willing to return to active service
  36. 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.
  37. Nicolas Perrault III (talk · contribs): I use phylogenetic methods to study relatedness of languages, and am interested in Middle Egyptian.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. Hwalter42 (talk · contribs) Native American English speaker, some German.
  42. Phinumu (talk · contribs) American; linguistic interests include phonology, sound change, and orthography.
  43. SynConlanger (talk · contribs): native speaker of Italian; interested in phonology, phonetics, graphemics, typology and diachrony.
  44. 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.
  45. Tropylium (talk · contribs): Finnish, linguistics student. Interests include historical linguistics, phonology, etymology, typology, Finno-Ugristics.
  46. Pintoch (talk · contribs)
  47. Boson (talk · contribs)
  48. 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.
  49. AlbertBickford (talk · contribs): professional linguist, current focus on sign languages (especially language identification), past focus on Mexican indigenous languages
  50. Hugh Paterson III (talk · contribs) I study linguists.
  51. Wugapodes (talk · contribs) Study Linguistics with a focus on sociolinguistics, phonetics, and signed languages
  52. Kayau (talk · contribs)
  53. Speech 33 (talk · contribs)
  54. Peter238 (talk · contribs)
  55. Aries91 (talk · contribs)
  56. a.safardoost (talk · contribs)
  57. Thrilway (talk · contribs)
  58. Loztron (talk · contribs) Australian linguist interested in language documentation and description and general linguistics
  59. Sunomi64 (talk · contribs) I find languages and writing systems very interesting and I'm always willing to help out
  60. banana07480 (talk · contribs) I study linguistics and doing research on cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, and such.
  61. Mechanic1c (talk · contribs) Always looking to learn more and contribute. Especially interested in phonetics.
  62. Monochrome Monitor (talk · contribs) student, interested in philology
  63. 永永世世 (talk · contribs)
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. Commissaress (talk · contribs) - Layperson (and aspiring linguist); interested in Slavistics and all sorts of applied linguistics, particularly cognitive linguistics.
  67. 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.
  68. N_Oneemuss (talk · contribs) Just someone interested in linguistics who uses Wikipedia a lot, and likes to give back to the community whenever possible.
  69. 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.
  70. caitqlin (talk · contribs) MA in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
  71. 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.Gdog1102 (talk) 17:36, 21 March 2017 (UTC)
  72. labelpuppet (talk · contribs) amateur and lover of Linguistics...learning....
  73. Catrìona (talk · contribs)
  74. TSP2000 (talk · contribs) Researcher in Indo-European and Asian languages.

Inactive participants[edit]

Participants are listed as inactive if they have not edited Wikipedia in six months or more. Last updated August 15, 2014.

  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. Cavallero (talk · contribs)
  35. Jangari (talk · contribs)
  36. Indeterminate (talk · contribs)
  37. Umofomia (talk · contribs)
  38. Welshleprechaun (talk · contribs)
  39. Caledones (talk · contribs)
  40. Mikekat93 (talk · contribs)
  41. Watasenia (talk · contribs): linguist working both in theoretical linguistics (especially formal semantics and typology) and language documentation.
  42. Dmhowcroft (talk · contribs)
  43. Violarulez (talk · contribs)
  44. Nafsadh (talk · contribs)
  45. JohnDavidWard (talk · contribs)
  46. Dylthaavatar (talk · contribs)
  47. Cueva:anana (talk · contribs)
  48. Kechambers (talk · contribs)
  49. Pgfeller (talk · contribs)
  50. Klarakauz (talk · contribs)
  51. iank125 (talk · contribs): Interested in syntax, morphology, creole languages, and Chinese linguistics
  52. Allanthelinguist (talk · contribs)
  53. Ahls23 (talk · contribs): native Polish speaker, good knowledge of IPA, pretty good English, can add vowel charts
  54. TheWildHunt (talk · contribs): ling student. interested in semantics and etymology
  55. Mitchoyoshitaka (talk · contribs)
  56. Mordeaux (talk · contribs)
  57. WOWIndian (talk · contribs)

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