2022 LingComm Grantees
The 2022 LingComm Grants awarded twelve $100 (USD) Startup Grants and five $500 (USD) Project Grants to support linguistics communication projects bringing linguistics to new audiences in engaging ways. Each grant also included support in the form of a mentoring meeting. The 2022 LingComm Grants received more than 80 applications.
Ten Startup Grants and one Project Grant were funded by Lingthusiasm, thanks to the kind support of the show’s patrons. Two Startup Grants were funded by contributions from donors. Four additional Project Grants were funded by Manish Goregaokar, Rob Monarch, friends of Kirby Conrod, and one anonymous donor. Grant applications were judged by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne.
LingComm Project Grants
- Carolina Rodriguez Alzza and Gesica Perez Rodriguez, Living voices: a podcast of endangered languages in the Amazon (podcast, in Spanish)
- Christian Brickhouse, Language Lab (videos, in English)
- Eleonora Marocchini, PragmaticaMente (videos, in Italian)
- Joyeeta, Nidhi, Sayan, Sruthi, Teesta, and Vrinda, Aaina (images, in English)
Kirby Conrod LingComm Project Grant
- Ben Papadopoulos, Gender in Language Project (website resources, in multiple languages)
LingComm Startup Grants
- Ai Taniguchi, Introduction to linguistics: a graphic novel (graphic novel, in English)
- Asociación Civil RELIF (Red de Lingüistas en Formación), Language: a roadtrip to our human nature (workshops in high schools, in Spanish)
- Elen Le Foll and Verónica Lasarte Prieto, Corpora to the rescue! Bitesize corpus linguistics for language teachers and learners (podcast, in English)
- Grace Elizabeth Dy and Ellen Perleberg, Yallah, Y’all: A Toolkit for LGBTQ-inclusive Jewish Language in the Synagogue and Beyond (resource sheets, in English)
- Jackie Friedman Mighdoll, Linguistics! Around the World in Facts and Puzzles (children’s book, in English)
- Kathleen Oppenheimer, Erika Exton, Craig Thorburn, and Lauren Salig, The Language Scientists (videos, in English)
- Lisa Dücker, Ausgeschrieben – ein Podcast darüber, warum wir so schreiben, wie wir schreiben (podcast, in German)
- Mike Mena, The Social Life of Language (videos, in English)
- Nicky Macias, Trans Linguistics in ASL (videos, in ASL)
- Rebekka Puderbaugh, Sound Bites (live show at festival, in English)
- Renat Galeev and Deyanira Romano Álvarez, Se Lengua la Traba (podcast and blog, in Spanish)
- Riva Quiroga, Chamullo (zine, in Spanish)
- Ashley McGraw
- Daniella Simon
- Danny Hieber, Linguistic Discovery
- Luca Dinu, Some Stutter, Luh!
- Saima Malik Moraleda
- Wesley C. Robertson and Jess Birnie-Smith, Lingua Brutallica
- Yenny Saldaña and Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo
2020 LingComm Grantees
The 2020 LingComm Grants offered four $500 (USD) grants to support a linguistics communication project that brings linguistics to new audiences in engaging ways. The grant also included a lingcomm mentoring meeting. The 2020 LingComm Grants received over 75 applications.
Three of the grants were funded by Lingthusiasm, thanks to the kind support of the show’s patrons, and one grant was directly funded by Claire Bowern (thanks to NSF Grant BCS-1423711). The grants were judged by Gretchen McCulloch and Lauren Gawne.
The Black Language Podcast (Anansa Benbow)
Nonbinary Linguistics youtube channel (Nina Lorence-Ganong)
Follow Trundling Wombat (in English) on youtube and check out their video on nonbinary gender construction through voice
Jazicharnica (Јазичарница) blog (Nina Tunteva and Viktorija Blazheska)
War of Words podcast (Juana de los Santos; Angela Makeviciuz; Antonella Moschetti; Néstor Bermúdez)
Follow War of Words (in Spanish) on various podcast platforms and on Facebook and Instagram.
We had so many great applications that we’d also like to commend the following two projects and their proposers for their innovation and commitment to reaching new audiences:
How can I learn more about doing lingcomm?
Check out our Resources page for pointers to other lingcomm projects for inspiration, meta resources for doing lingcomm, and other resources on scicomm and indie web projects, such as Creative Commons. We’ll also be updating our public lingcomm resources as we find out other questions that people have about lingcomm, through the mentorship part of the program.
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