LingComm is a project devoted to encouraging and enabling high-quality, engaging linguistics communication efforts, inspired by the term “scicomm” for science communication. We aim to foster connections, mentorship, and support between current and future lingcommers through a range of activities:
The LingComm21 conference was organized by co-chairs Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne, organizing committee members Jessi Grieser and Laura Bailey, and conference manager Liz McCullough. It was made possible with the support of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB), Wordnik, and Lingthusiasm patrons, as well as personal contributions from Andrea West, Casper Grathwohl, Catherine Anderson, Cecile McKee, Daniel Midgley, Grant Barrett, Melissa Baese-Berk, Saunatina Sanchez, Sylvia Sierra, and three anonymous personal sponsors.
LingFest 2021 was organized by Lauren Gawne, Gretchen McCulloch, and Liz McCullough with the participation of 12 lingcommers.
The LingComm Grants 2020 were created and judged by Lauren Gawne and Gretchen McCulloch with the support of Lingthusiasm patrons and NSF Grant BCS-1423711 granted to Claire Bowern.
LingComm was a course taught by Gretchen McCulloch at the Centre of Excellence for Linguistic Diversity Summer School at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia in 2018 and at the Linguistics Summer Institute in Lexington, Kentucky, USA in 2017.