[lg policy] Sociolinguistic Events Calendar call for volunteers

Dave Sayers dave.sayers at cantab.net
Mon Jan 5 16:12:57 UTC 2015


Hello one and all, and happy new year!

The Sociolinguistic Events Calendar (http://www.baal.org.uk/slxevents.html) is now 
bustling with events across the world, and has also been linked to by a number of 
event organisers, including NWAV: http://linguistics.utoronto.ca/nwav44/. Meanwhile 
the synopsis on academia.edu is apparently in the top 3% of viewed pages this month 
(http://academia.edu/9619924). My co-calendariser - Jonathan Kasstan - and I are 
overwhelmingly honoured by all this success, acclaim and esteem, which has helped us 
keep plugging away at it, but... we are kinda getting a little overworked with it 
all. Help us! We're looking to recruit volunteers to help keep this resource going, 
since it's not altogether clear how long we can keep going just the two of us.

We're hoping to gather a team of about 5-7, thinking that one person could cover the 
various calls that come up on each day of the week. The commitment per person would 
be about half an hour a day (plus an hour or so of initial training on how events are 
formatted in the calendar). The daily workload is manageable, but pretty constant - 
although I suppose it'll vary depending on the time of year (there probably aren't so 
many calls in the summer for example).

Please please get in touch if you'd like to step up to this exciting level of 
responsibility and celebrity :)

Dave

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Dr. Dave Sayers
Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Honorary Research Fellow, Arts & Humanities, Swansea University, UK (2009-2015)
dave.sayers at cantab.net | http://swansea.academia.edu/DaveSayers

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